A judge has ended 35 years of federal court oversight of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department following improvements in response to environmental regulations.
In a filing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Sean Cox on Wednesday terminated his oversight after a decades-long fight for control among city, regional and state leaders.
Cox said the state Department of Environmental Quality will be responsible for overseeing the department's compliance with environmental regulations.
Another judge oversaw the Detroit water and sewer department for more than three decades.
Cox later took over the case involving Detroit's water system.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department serves more than 4 million southeastern Michigan residents.