No water for poor people in Detroit, USA

This video from Detroit, USA says about itself:

People deserve respect whether they can pay their bills or not

Life without water in Detroit

By Seraphine Collins

7 July 2015

The city of Detroit, Michigan is continuing a second summer of mass water shut-offs, with up to ten percent of the city’s households threatened with losing water service.

In this video, preschool teacher Mamie Brown details her struggle to deal with the aftermath of a water shut-off when she fell behind on her sharply rising water and sewage bills.

Two weeks ago, the Detroit City Council voted by a 5-4 margin to increase water rates by 7.5 percent for City of Detroit residents. The hike adds an additional cost of around $60 per year. The average monthly payment now totals more than $70 per month—a price well above which nearly one third of Detroit workers are already unable to pay: here.

What did billionaire Mike Ilitch leave Detroit? Here.

Nearly 14 million Americans live in neighborhoods of extreme poverty: here.

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