Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

Location

735 Randolph
Detroit
,
Michigan
48226
,
US

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Past Events

Saturday
May
26
2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018 from noon-1:30pm
noon-1:30pm
The City of Detroit plans to shutoff water to more than 17,000 residents resuming a condemned practice of denying water and sanitation service to low income households. Meanwhile, Detroit and surrounding cities are in the middle of an alarming Hepatitis A epidemic! This public health crisis has led to national travel warnings not to go to Michigan. People's Water Board, Moratorium NOW, and the Michigan Poor People's Campaign are organizing a weekly Saturday protest until the Mayor calls a moratorium on the shut offs. Please take a moment to click on the invite button on this event and invite your facebook friends. We will be meeting at the downtown DWSD office and marching a short distance to Campus Martius. Please join us to express your public concern! Please call Valerie Jean (313-704-5150) if you have any questions about this event. Background: The Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept shuts off service to customers who are $150 behind and/or 2 months late on their bill. Low income customers are eligible to sign up for payment plans to catch up on current and past due bills with a starting deposit of 10%. If they default, the deposit goes up to 30% then 50% -- a losing formula if you're already struggling to pay the lowest rate. Let's be honest, no one chooses to live without household water to drink, cook, bathe and flush the toilet. Most low income families can't afford to keep up annual service rate increases and the growing cost of infrastructure repairs that are passed on to customers. What we need is a WATER AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM BASED ON INCOME so that poor families can pay 2-3% of their income instead of double digit percentages like now. This type of program started last summer in Philadelphia and is a big success! Households with low income vulnerable populations like seniors, people with disabilities, chronically ill persons, low wage workers, kids and babies are more likely to contract water-borne illnesses and experience inadequate access to clean sanitation. Protecting the least among us by ensuring they have safe, clean, accessible and affordable water is a win-win solution for us all! These families can address their basic life-sustaining needs and we all experience safe public health and community well-being. As Michiganders, let's make water a human right for all! https://www.facebook.com/events/211678972770970/
Saturday, May 26, 2018 from noon-1:30pm
noon-1:30pm
The City of Detroit plans to shutoff water to more than 17,000 residents resuming a condemned practice of denying water and sanitation service to low income households. Meanwhile, Detroit and surrounding cities are in the middle of an alarming Hepatitis A epidemic! This public health crisis has led to national travel warnings not to go to Michigan. People's Water Board, Moratorium NOW, and the Michigan Poor People's Campaign are organizing a weekly Saturday protest until the Mayor calls a moratorium on the shut offs. Please take a moment to click on the invite button on this event and invite your facebook friends. We will be meeting at the downtown DWSD office and marching a short distance to Campus Martius. Please join us to express your public concern! Please call Valerie Jean (313-704-5150) if you have any questions about this event. Background: The Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept shuts off service to customers who are $150 behind and/or 2 months late on their bill. Low income customers are eligible to sign up for payment plans to catch up on current and past due bills with a starting deposit of 10%. If they default, the deposit goes up to 30% then 50% -- a losing formula if you're already struggling to pay the lowest rate.
Wednesday
May
18
2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Demand an Immediate Moratorium on All Tax Foreclosures and Water Shutoffs! Demand NO Dumping of Poisonous Fracking Waste into Detroit’s Sewer System and Neighborhoods! The federal government announced this week that Michigan will be receiving an additional $188 million in Helping Hardest Hit Homeowner funds, on top of the $74 million the state received earlier this year. The purpose for these funds is supposed to be to help families stay in their homes. But they are being illegally diverted to “blight removal.” We must demand that these funds be used to pay overdue property tax bills, so no families face eviction as a result of tax foreclosure. We must demand that these funds also be used to pay overdue water bills, so no families face water shut-offs, which are really an eviction. We must demand that US Ecology not be allowed to dump poisonous and radioactive industrial waste into Detroit’s sewer system and into Detroit neighborhoods. We must say no to environmental racism. The government intends on turning the Helping Hardest Hit Homeowner funds over to Gilbert's "blight task force" to tear down homes rather than keep families in their homes as these funds are intended to do. Gilbert, the banks and the financial institutions caused the blight through their fraudulent and predatory mortgage practices. And the banks extorted $537 million from the water department to pay off interest rate swindles. Then the mass water shutoffs began. Demand the banks pay to remove the blight they caused! Demand the financial institutions repay the DWSD for their swap swindle, using the funds to set up an affordable rate plan! Called by: Moratorium Now! Coalition moratorium-MI.org 313-680-5508 facebook.com/MoratoriumNowCoalition/ http://www.facebook.com/events/108659349550755/
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Jun
24
2015
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Jun
15
2015
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Jun
10
2015
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Jun
3
2015
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May
27
2015
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May
18
2015
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May
6
2015