New plan to address running water in Detroit abandoned buildings

(WXYZ) - The Detroit Water and Sewer Department is taking action  to address running water in abandoned buildings.

With the cold weather moving in, the city is trying to avoid frozen lines and broken pipes.

Under a new plan just released, the department will dedicate a phone number for people to report flowing water they see inside abandoned buildings.

The city's goal is to then respond within two to four business days and shut off service.

Right now the emergency hotline to report running water is 313.267.7401.

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