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 – […]

An Important PWB Announcement!

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** ACLU and NAACP Legal Defense Fund to Hold Wednesday Virtual Press Conference on Detroit Water Shutoffs Lawsuit and Ongoing Fight for Affordable Water CONTACT: Dana Chicklas, (734) 945-8857, dchicklas@aclumich.org WHAT:The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) legal team will be in court Feb. […]

People’s Water Board Coalition Applauds Detroit Mayor’s Decision to Ban Water Shutoffs and Restore Residential Water

Detroit, MI (December 8, 2020) — The People’s Water Board Coalition applauds Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) for following the long-standing recommendations of water advocates, public health experts, and impacted residents to end the practice of DWSD water shutoffs. The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Detroiters, in […]

We Demand An Income-Based Water Affordability Plan Be Implemented

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from People’s Water Board CoalitionJuly 9, 2020Contact: Lynna Kaucheck, (586) 556-8805, lynna@engagemichigan.orgGovernor’s Action Proves Need for Income-Based Water BillsWater is a basic human need, water shut-offs should be stopped permanently. DETROIT – In light of Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order yesterday extending the Executive Order on the restoration of public water services that […]

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 kim@engagemichigan.org 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 […]