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    Detroit shuts off water to tens of thousands

    I thought this was a joke until I did a few more google searches. Turns out, it is a legit issue in Detroit.

    Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands | Al Jazeera America

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    Detroit is really in the mire as citiess go, Bankruptcy on top of it all in the city doesnt help matters.

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    This seems relevant here:

    Deterioration of Detroit as documented by Google Street View

    Link: GooBing Detroit

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    If someone hasn't paid a bill they should expect this kind of thing. You don't pay rent you get evicted...

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    Wow that is bad...

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    ^ Yeah, but 50% non/late-payment points to a greater problem. The article also notes that water rates are double the US average and there'll be another price rise soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    If someone hasn't paid a bill they should expect this kind of thing. You don't pay rent you get evicted...
    I think one of the contributing factors is that the rates have been increased so high (probably unfairly) that many customers who were once able to pay are no longer able to.

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