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  • Affordable Water is a Public Health Issue

    Ebone Colbert, Contributing Writer|Jul 12, 2018

    My mother has been living in the same house in Detroit since 1965 and did not have problems paying her water bill until recently. When she became disabled, she had to figure out how to live on a fixed income. She, along with many others who are living on low fixed incomes, have to decide whether to pay their water bill or to buy the medicine that they need or to put food on the table. These decisions are not made lightly. The average past due water bill in Detroit is $663. With the median household income at $26,249 (compared with $57,617 for n... Full story

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