Water Justice News: Detroit

“Assistance” is not Affordability

Posted on April 15, 2015  Tagged with:
Apr 152015

Metro Detroit needs sustainable, just and affordable water rates By Tom Stephens The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD, as well as its still-aborning regional successor the Great Lakes Water Authority) is at it again. It has just been revealed that they are secretly planning to resume mass water shut offs against the poor. People […]

Mar 192015

March 19, 2015 – 10:56am
In May 2015, the city of Detroit will start shutting off water to 28,000 people.
Last summer, the Blue Planet Project worked with the Detroit People’s Water Board and Food and Water Watch to sound the alarm on the city’s p…

Jul 162014

July 16, 2014 – 10:06am
The issue of water shut-offs in Detroit has garnered the attention of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes.
The Detroit News reports, “A bankruptcy judge says thousands of Detroit water shut-offs are ‘bad publicity’ for the city…

Jul 102014

July 10, 2014 – 11:52am The Council of Canadians condemns the unwarranted arrests this morning of Detroit residents who blocked the entrance to Homrich Wrecking Inc., the company contracted to shut-off residential water service. Council of Canadians ch…


(Download the Detroit FAQ PDF – 1.2MB) The Blue Planet Project works in collaboration with communities and groups around the world to protect the water commons and promote water as a human right. In May, activists in Detroit approached Blue Planet Project founder Maude Barlow about families who were having their water shut off because […]

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