Detroit's Water System Infrastructure is Causing Some Problems

The infrastructure of Detroit's water system put on quite a show yesterday: A 30-inch water main erupted and flooded a southwest Detroit neighborhood. By WXYZ's tally, that brings the total number of active breaks to nearly 130.

Here's a video from yesterday:

The leaks came at a time suburban leaders are working to solve the metaphorical puzzle that is Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's wish to spin-off the water department to a regional authority. The Freep reports, leaders from Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties held a study session to work out their issues, which, based on previous coverage, has not progressed since last year whatsoever.



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Ryan Felton

Ryan Felton was born in 1990 and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Livonia. In 2009, after a short stint at Eastern Michigan University, he moved to Detroit where he has remained ever since. After graduating from Wayne State University’s journalism program, he went on to work as a staff writer...
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