This Man Would Pay for Water If the City Would Only Send a Bill

Detroit Has Been Shutting Off Residential Taps for Non-Payment, But A Line That Feeds a Car Wash Business Runs Freely

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This Man Would Pay for Water If the City Would Only Send a Bill from Zócalo Public Square on Vimeo.

California has water problems, but they pale in comparison to those of Detroit, where tens of thousands of residents have had their water shut off—not because of drought, but because of non-payment. More than 20,000 additional people could see their taps run dry beginning May 26. This video by Detroit-based photographer Karah Shaffer is part of Zócalo’s weeklong series on that city’s water emergency.

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