City of Detroit ‘accelerating’ lead water pipe removal, replacements
The administration said it is staying ahead of a 20-year deadline to replace them. Detroit banned the installation of lead service lines in 1945, but officials estimate that anywhere between 80,000 to 100,000 homes will need lead lines replaced.
Family says elderly woman’s basement flooded with raw sewage in Detroit
Since March, Damita Pitman and her elderly aunt Rosetta have been dealing with flood waters coming into their Carpenter Street home in Detroit. But since the recent major rainfall, Pitman said they have had at least a foot of raw sewage in the basement.
‘People can change’ -- Carmen Harlan on Kwame Kilpatrick’s commutation
DETROIT – Carmen Harlan was one of the first people in Detroit to publicly say that Kwame Kilpatrick had to go. The former Detroit mayor will be released from prison after serving seven years of a 28-year sentence for his role in a major corruption scandal after President Donald Trump commuted his sentence late Tuesday night. UPDATE: US releases former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from prisonHarlan retired from WDIV in 2016 after nearly 40 years in broadcast news. RELATED: Detroit reporters who covered corruption scandal offer insight after Kwame Kilpatrick’s commutation“As we age, I would hope we can see things in a bigger perspective and that is that people change,” Harlan said. He’s certainly had a lot of time to think about it.”RELATED: Carmen Harlan’s final newscast: ‘It’s been a wonderful, wonderful ride’More: Kwame Kilpatrick section
‘The Kwame Kilpatrick rollercoaster ride’ -- The rise and fall of former Detroit mayor
DETROIT – Before Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 federal felonies, he served as Detroit’s mayor from 2002-08. RELATED: Detroit reporter recalls ‘magnetic’ Kwame Kilpatrick’s rise and fallThe ambitious Cass Tech graduate had a knack for connecting with people. In 1998, Kwame Kilpatrick was elected minority floor leader for the Michigan Democratic Party. At 31, Kilpatrick became the youngest mayor of Detroit when elected. Miller provided information that strengthened the federal case against Kilpatrick.
Local 4 News at 5 -- Dec. 8, 2020
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:City of Detroit extends moratorium on water shutoffsOn Tuesday, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) Director Gary Brown joined Mayor Mike Duggan to announce the intention to permanently end water service interruptions in the City of Detroit.
City of Detroit extends moratorium on residential water shutoffs through 2022
DETROIT – On Tuesday, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) Director Gary Brown joined Mayor Mike Duggan to announce the intention to permanently end water service interruptions in the City of Detroit. Currently, through several available funding sources, water service will be maintained for residents who do not have the ability to pay through at least 2022. And, as a former city health director and water rights advocate, I am proud to join Mayor Duggan today as he announces the city’s intention to end residential water shutoffs permanently. This also expended minor home plumbing repairs to $1,500 on average and financial assistance – opening it up to at least 5,000 more Detroit households annually. 92 percent of Detroit households regularly pay their water billsDWSD recognizes Detroit residents who are making payments on a monthly basis.
WATCH LIVE: $500M program to upgrade Detroit's water, sewer systems
DETROIT - A news conference was held Thursday morning to provide details of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department's (DWSD) five-year, $500 million program to begin to upgrade the city's water and sewer systems. The work includes water main replacement, lead service line replacement, sewer collection pipe lining and replacement, and green stormwater infrastructure installations. The DWSD Capital Improvement Program (CIP) addresses the need to improve water and sewer systems reliability. Previously the department solely used the frequency of water main breaks and water-in-basement complaints to drive the strategy. These two neighborhoods were chosen because they were identified for improvements in a previous DWSD water and sewer master plan.
WATCH LIVE: $500 program to upgrade Detroit's water, sewer systems
DETROIT - A news conference is planned for Thursday morning to provide details of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department's (DWSD) $500 million program to begin to upgrade the city's water and sewer systems. Mayor Mike Duggan's office calls it "the most comprehensive and aggressive (upgrade) manner in decades." The work includes water main replacement, lead service line replacement, sewer collection pipe lining and replacement, and green stormwater infrastructure installations. Duggan will be joined by DWSD Director Gary Brown and DWSD Deputy Director & Chief Engineer Palencia Mobley, P.E. Watch the news conference live here at 10 a.m.