Controversial water shutoffs underway in city of Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - "We know water is a necessity of life and it's not free, unfortunately, to have clean, sterile water for everyone to drink, use, bathe. It's not cheap to do that," said Marc Antonie Cooper, Chief Customer Service Officer for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

Nearly 18,000 residential customers in the city of Detroit are in jeopardy of losing water service due to delinquent bills.

Cooper says they are urging people who know their bills are past due or receive a door tag to either pay the past due amount or contact them to make payment arrangements that would avoid a service interruption.

There are payment kiosks at 28 locations around the city. Click here to be directed to information on those locations.

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