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Detroit mayor takes control of water agency amid shutoff controversy
Detroit mayor takes control of water agency amid shutoff controversy

Detroit's emergency manager turned over control of the city's water and sewage department to the mayor's office Tuesday amid scrutiny over the city's policy of cracking down on water customers with overdue bills. The city began aggressively disconnecting water for city residents who had not paid their bills and were falling farther behind. Thousands of customers were cut off as Detroit scrambled to repay its massive debt. In June, customers owed $90 million to the utility, and nearly half the city's roughly 300,000 accounts were past due. "We need to change a number of things in the way we have approached the delinquent payment issues and I expect us to have...

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