Detroit water shutoff moratorium ends at close of business today

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Water customers who are behind on their bills have one last day to make arrangement's with the city to get current, before the city resumes shutting off service.

The moratorium on shutoffs by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department ends at close of business today. It was put into place following protests against the shut off policy and was designed to allow the city to come up with a new plan to help customers who are behind on their bills.

More than 15,000 customers had their service cut off between March and June. The shutoffs had affected customers who were 60 days behind of who owed more than $150. Many had their service restored.

The city has released a 10 point plan that is designed to help customers who are behind on their bills. They have also created the Detroit Water Fund, which is designed to give financial aid to those who need help paying their bills.

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