Pitch to make Detroit Water and Sewage Department a regional authority

DETROIT (WXYZ) - It happened with Cobo Center.  Could the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department be next? 

A private meeting was held today between Detroit City officials and the three metro Detroit counties to consider turning the water department into a regional authority.

7 Action News was not allowed in, but the two hour session included the city's consultants, Conway MacKenzie and Miller Buckfire with a 10-year plan and officials from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

The counties have also hired consultants to crunch the numbers. 

The savings to Detroit could be $40 million to $100 million according to Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

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