(WXYZ) - They are next door to each other and have been water partners for decades.
But that could soon change with Detroit in bankruptcy. Detroit has held the monopoly over water and talks with suburbs to turn it into a regional authority have washed out with suburban leaders. They're saying the city wants to soak them for too much money.
Detroit needs to cover major infrastructure improvements and non-payment of bills in the city. Officials in Grosse Pointe Park are studying whether to go it alone. They have 12,000 residents and the estimated cost would be $15 million.
Talks with Detroit continue behind closed doors and under the control of a mediator in bankruptcy court.