Watch our Water Wednesday Shows

Every Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET catch the PWBC’s Water Wednesday show — a unique webcast hosted and produced by Detroit mothers who discuss a variety of local to international water-related topics with special guests. Each show is broadcast live on facebook and twitter. You’ll find recorded shows on the People’s Water Board Coalition’s YouTube […]

New list of resources on water affordability, health metrics and public health, human rights, lead levels and infrastructure, and legal issues

In the 21st century, water insecurity and inadequate sanitation are more commonplace in the U.S. than we would have ever imagined. Water activists, impacted residents, scholars and legal advocates in Michigan have been working for more than two decades to bring attention and solutions to local, state, national and global struggles to ensure that all […]

ACLU Michigan offers support to residents with disconnected water service

In partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, PWB is coordinating efforts to reach Detroit area residents who are still living without residential water service during Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 Executive Order that requires water system operators to restore service to residents who were disconnected for non-payment. Through ACLU Michigan’s campaign, “Turn My Water […]

March 20: Telephone Press Conference on Residential Water Access in Detroit

MEDIA ADVISORY: COVID-19 Response Must Include Residential Water Access for Handwashing and Sanitation to Protect All Residents  LANSING – On Friday, March 20th , People’s Water Board Coalition — frontline grassroots, social justice, environmental and faith-based groups working with low-income residents who struggle with water shutoffs and affordability — will hold a telepress conference to discuss the urgent immediate need […]

Detroit unveils water restart plan because of coronavirus threat

By Tracy Samilton• Mar 9, 2020 [REPOSTED] The City of Detroit has announced what it’s calling a Coronavirus Water Restart Plan to try to ensure that people have access to water during the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. Michigan does not yet have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. […]

Statement on Gov Whitmer Inaction on Water Shutoffs, Public Health Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the People’s Water Board  Friday, February 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Hunter 313-287-2992 Groups Demand Whitmer Enact Water Shutoff Moratorium to Fight Coronavirus Public health endangered by depriving thousands of clean water DETROIT – Today, a large coalition of social justice groups released a statement which serves as the basis […]

Community Water Day in Lansing on legislation

On Wed, March 20th, People’s Water Board gathered in Lansing to meet with Michigan legislators on new and reintroduced water bills. At 11:30am we held a press conference with State Senator Stephanie Chang who will formally introduce four co-sponsored bills tomorrow. They are: Short Title / prior # Long description Potential Sponsor Decriminalization HB 4389/4390 […]

PWB meeting postponed

Today’s PWB meeting has been postponed to Tue, Jan 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at the EMEAC Commons. PWB monthly meetings are open to the public. We apologize for the late notice.