The United States Environmental Protection Agency suggests that water and sewer bills should not comprise more than 4.5% of median household income. Currently in Detroit, residents are paying upwards of 10% of their income towards water and sewer bills.
Detroit Water Affordability Plan (2005), prepared by Roger Colton
Detroit Water Affordability Plan – One Pager (2005), prepared by Roger Colton
Detroit’s Water – Not Flowing (2015) – United Nations film on the Detroit water shutoffs
The People’s Water Board Coalition advocates for the human rights to water and sanitation and equitable access and affordability for impacted communities.