Highland Park residents get huge water bills

(WXYZ) - Khadijah Muhammad has not gotten a water bill from Highland Park in two years.  When she went to city hall, they told her she owes $6,814.

She's not alone.  Other residents in Highland Park have gotten water bills of $2,000 and $4,000 dollars.  Highland Park is in a dispute with Detroit over a water debt.  Some say the debt is as much as $17 million dollars. 

But is soaking your residents the way out?  Khadijah did not want her face shown and she also wants people to know she's not trying to get a free ride.  She's willing to pay some of the bill, until, she says, the city can give her a reasonable amount.