Here We Go Again; City Starts Water Shutoffs

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The controversial practice of mass water shutoffs is back.

The city of Detroit's water department began shutting off water service on Wednesday to some of the nearly 18,000 residential customers with delinquent accounts, reports Christine Ferretti of The Detroit News.

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department shutoffs resumed after notices went out 10 days earlier. It was unclear Wednesday how many residents had their water service disconnected, the News reports.

Water department Director Gary Brown says that about 90 percent of notified residents get into a payment plan before losing service.  Most accounts that are turned off are restored in 24 hours.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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