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Water Bill Battle Pits Detroit's Poor Against City

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Water Bill Battle Pits Detroit's Poor Against City

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Water Bill Battle Pits Detroit's Poor Against City

Water Bill Battle Pits Detroit's Poor Against City

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Detroit city officials, facing a budget deficit, are using aggressive tactics to collect millions in overdue water bills. Advocates for the poor and elderly say as many as 10 percent of Detroit's households simply can't pay, and should not be shut off. Quinn Klinefelter of member station WDET reports.