Detroit announced a new plan to restore water to residents during the coronavirus outbreak.
State and City officials announced the “Coronavirus Water Restart Plan,” which will restore water service and prevent new service interruptions at no initial cost to customers.
The plan applies to residents who are currently living without water service and residents who have received a door hanger of a pending water service interruption for nonpayment.
Under the plan, for the first 30 days, the State of Michigan will cover customers’ costs to reconnect water service for Detroiters who are currently experiencing or at risk of experiencing a water service interruption due to non-payment.
After 30 days, Detroiters who are at risk of a water service interruption will be able to restore or keep their water service by paying $25 per month.
Officials say the move is preventative. There are currently zero confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan.
“While there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Michigan, one of the best ways to combat the spread of this disease is by washing your hands thoroughly,” said Governor Whitmer. “That’s why the state is stepping up to cover the cost of water restoration for the first 30 days, because it’s the right thing to do to keep families safe and protect public health.”
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