DWSD’s Lifeline Plan for Water Affordability Misses the Mark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from the People’s Water Board Coalition June 28, 2022 Contact: Lynna Kaucheck, lynna@progressmichigan.org DWSD’s Lifeline Plan for Water Affordability Misses the MarkPlan fails to address Detroit’s most vulnerable populations DETROIT – Today, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) presented their pilot Lifeline Plan for Water Affordability to the Board of Water Commissioners, […]

Water Ceremony and Press Conference Monday March 21, 11:30am

People’s Water Board Coalition Water Ceremony and Press Conference Monday…For Immediate Release Media Advisory Friday, March 18, 2022 Contact: Sylvia Orduño, 734.846.9465, smorduno@gmail.com Faith Leaders Call for Water Bills Based on Ability to Pay to End ShutoffsSpirit of Detroit Press Conference highlights moral crisis of water insecurity on eve of World Water Day DETROIT – […]

MI Water, MI Future Virtual Town Hall Series


“Join Clean Water Action this summer for our MI Water, MI Future series of virtual town hall events. We will be discussing pressing issues and topics regarding protecting our Michigan water resources, learning the background and history, where we currently stand, what the future holds, and how you can take action.” more at: https://cleanwater.org/MIwaterMIfuture

Legal Pathways to Income-Based Drinking Water Rates in Michigan


“As the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that water shut-offs are a threat to public health, a new report by the National Wildlife Federation and the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center debunks the theory that Michigan law forbids water utilities from offering flexible payment structures, which would prevent the most vulnerable residents from losing […]

Proposal for a Detroit Water Restoration Task Force

Dear Governor Whitmer: As representatives of the Civil Rights Legal Coalition who petitioned you in November 2019 requesting your use of the executive authority to issue a moratorium on water shutoffs and restore water services in the City of Detroit, we were extremely encouraged to see your March 9, 2020 announcement with Detroit Mayor Michael […]

Petition: Mayor Duggan #TurnWaterOn #KeepWaterOn via @Frontline_DET

Mayor Duggan #TurnWaterOn #KeepWaterOn

Sign the petition Mayor Mike Duggan, You must act to protect the lives, health and safety of all Detroiters regardless of income level by making sure every household has access to water. This has become even more crucial with the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Detroit has the addresses of hundreds of thousands of households deprived […]