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Episode 559: Detroit's Water Bill

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Episode 559: Detroit's Water Bill

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Episode 559: Detroit's Water Bill

Episode 559: Detroit's Water Bill

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Thousands of people in Detroit haven't paid their water bills. Even some businesses have skipped payment.

Today on the show, how a bankrupt city is dealing with the most basic of problems — how to get people to pay their bills.

Music: Sammy Davis, Jr.'s "Hello Detroit." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.