DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is announcing a plan he says would help make water and sewerage rates more affordable for customers in the city and suburbs.
The plan that would be implemented over the next five years includes eliminating nearly 1,600 positions in the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and massive restructuring.
Ultimately, the city expects all of the changes will result in a savings of $149 million annually.
City officials anticipate most positions will be eliminated as employees retire or leave the department for other reasons.
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