Detroit: 79 illegal water users cited in 3 days


Water shutoffs: Detroit's water system cited 79 customers for illegal water use in one recent three-day period and levied $21,750 in fees, a spokesman said. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has been cracking down on tens of thousands of nonpaying residential and business customers. Its collection effort for July 1-3 illustrates one of the challenges that the agency faces, department spokesman Greg Eno told the Detroit Free Press. Overall, the department has said it is trying to collect about $90 million from about 90,000 delinquent accounts.

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