OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Oakland County residents are warned to beware of price gouging that is happening while 51,000 people are without running water.
Many businesses are running out of bottled water, while others are taking advantage of the situation and jacking up prices.
At a Mobil gas station on Maple and Decker roads in Walled Lake, water was $19 for a case Tuesday. The price was later lowered to $4.99.
The Oakland County Homeland Security division has also issued a warning about scammers who are saying they are from the Oakland County Emergency Operations Center.
According to officials, someone claiming to be with the center is calling facilities and telling them to evacuate. It's unknown why, as no evacuation orders are in place.