Proposed Detroit water rates sporadic depending on community

Water rates could go up, down depending on where you live

Proposed water rate changes for people who rely on the Detroit Water and Sewage Department are great news for some and not-so-great news for others. It all depends upon where you live.

Some communities could see a 14% increase in what they pay for water service - while other communities may see over a 16% decrease in water rates.

The communities which could see the biggest drop in rates include:

Harrison Township: Down 16.27%

Huron Township: Down 12.90%

Lincoln Park: Down 13.16%

Northville: Down 13.95%

Oakland County Drain Commission: Down 19.35%

The communities which could see the biggest increase in rates include:

Clinton Township: Up 12.82%

Rockwood: Up 14.17%

Romeo: Up 14%

Wixom: Up 11.3%

READ: Water rate proposals by community

READ: Water rates explained to residents

If the proposed rates are approved at a Detroit Board of Water Commission meeting on February 26, the rates would go into effect July 1.

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