Water Doesn’t Have to Be Free, Just Affordable

Antonio Cosme Wants Bills to Stop Taking a Huge Bite Out of Detroiters' Incomes

Water Doesn't Have to Be Free, Just Affordable 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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