Tim Rivers from the USA writes about this video:
13 September 2014
After a brief pause, water shutoffs to poor residents resumed in Detroit last week. Speaking at the city’s West Side payment center and along the waterfront downtown, residents denounced the city’s drive to shut off water service to its most vulnerable people. Residents noted that the growth of economic inequality paralleled the increasingly dictatorial character of American society.
Victims of water shutoffs and public health experts testified this week on the impact of the city’s policy during a hearing at a US Federal bankruptcy court. They provided details of the health danger and the human suffering caused by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s (DWSD) campaign to shut off as many as 150,000 households for late payments: here.
Next month, Detroit city officials plan to resume shutting off water to tens of thousands of residents. Nearly 30,000 households that cannot afford to pay their water bills are scheduled to receive shutoff notices, affecting perhaps one in seven residents: here.