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Detroit offers low-rate water restoration during coronavirus pandemic

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By Kimberly James | Mar 25, 2020

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan | Facebook

Because of the new coronavirus outbreak, the city of Detroit is offering cut-rate restorations to families who are facing a shutoff or have had their water service shut off for nonpayment.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced the rollout of a plan that will allow residents to avoid shutoffs if they pay a $25 fee and an additional $25 per month toward their debt. Service will be restored to customers who have already been disconnected for the same amount. Through April 2, the state of Michigan has offered to pay the down payment for those who cannot afford it. 

“There is no financial reason anyone in the city of Detroit should have water shut off,” Duggan said, as reported by Bridge Michigan.  “As of Wednesday, the only residents in the city of Detroit who don’t have water on will be those who don’t reach out. It won’t be for lack of  money.”

These rates only last as long as COVID-19 remains a threat. To enroll in the new program and get your water restored, call 313-386-9727.

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