Detroit Plans Mass Water Shutoffs over $260M in Delinquent Bills

Steve Pardo, Detroit News, March 21, 2014

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has a message for Detroit residents and companies more than 60 days late on their water bills: We’re coming for you.

With more than half of the city’s customers behind on payments, the department is gearing up for an aggressive campaign to shut off service to 1,500-3,000 delinquent accounts weekly, said Darryl Latimer, the department’s deputy director.

Including businesses, schools and commercial buildings, there are 323,900 Detroit water and sewerage accounts; 164,938 were overdue for a total of $175 million as of March 6. Residential accounts total 296,115; 154,229 were delinquent for a total of $91.7 million.

The department halts cutoffs through the winter because of complications associated with freezing temperatures, such as damaged pipes. But this spring, a new contractor has been hired to target those who are more than two months behind or who owe more than $150—twice the average monthly bill of $75.

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Up to 20 additional contractor crews are expected to be employed working on the cutoffs, DWSD officials said.

The department bills monthly and sends out notices when bills are overdue. When an account is more than 60 days late, a notice goes out saying service could be cut, Latimer said.

Residents don’t necessarily have to move out but Latimer said there were instances, in the case of households with children, where the department of social services will come in and say the kids will be removed from the home if water is not restored.

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Department officials say the initiative is unrelated to Detroit’s bankruptcy restructuring and is simply a renewed effort to remedy a longstanding problem. The fear of being stuck with Detroit’s delinquencies, however, has kept suburban leaders from embracing a regional water authority proposed by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

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On Monday, the department is scheduled to send mailings to thousands of customers warning if their overdue water balances aren’t paid, the bill would be considered a property tax lien and could result in foreclosure.

Communities pay a combination of a fixed amount per month as well as an amount for every thousand cubic feet of water—or every 7,480 gallons. {snip}

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  • thomas edward

    Boyoboy, It never seems to stop with Detroit, a city full of freeloaders.

    • IKE

      Africans belong in Africa . . . .If they would just realize that they would be so much happier there . . .building materials are free . no taxes, eat off the land. . . . what more could an African want ?

      • newscomments70

        I imagine there is some cannibalism in Africa. Maybe we coud send some our white liberals over there as well. They deserve each other.

      • me

        Exactly! White civilization is not built for Blacks. The kindest thing would be to send them back to their homeland and let them live the way that they want to live…instead of forcing Blacks to try and navigate a complex society that they don’t quite understand, and to compete with races that are light years ahead of them in many significant ways.

        • That isn’t very attractive.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Talk about a wardrobe malfunction.

          • The Verdict of History

            You raaycisst!

            Certainly, all people are equally pretty.

          • SoulInvictus

            That was hilariously understated.

        • Mark Hillyard

          Kiss me???

        • Max

          This is the image of Miss Universe, 2030. Get used to it.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Their version of botox.

        • SoulInvictus

          Frisbeeeeeee!

  • MekongDelta69

    DIE-Troit is still breathing? Really?

  • Luca

    It’s going to get pretty ripe smelling in Detroit, worse than it already is, when they cut off the water to flush tiolets.

    No doubt the clever residents will revert to that ancient time-honored African tradition of defecating in public.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Blacks did after all invent the flying toilet , kind of like whites inventing the airplane.I wonder if they will now need air traffic controllers or ground crews or other stuff like that? Probably best to wear a helmet while visiting.

      • dd121

        There’s 0% chance I’ll be visiting.

        • Alexandra1973

          I visit family in the suburbs, I take I-275 around Detroit instead of I-75 through it. Yeah, it’s a longer route…but it’s worth the extra miles to avoid it.

    • Anglo

      In the East Lake section of Birmingham, Blacks were who couldn’t pay their water/sewer bills were using vacant houses for their toilets.

    • Anon

      You really don’t get the level of pathology going on with blacks. One has only to go to any restroom in the US and ask yourself…..why is the toilet self-flushing? That has a very specific answer that is something we all should be deeply ashamed of. It’s because black people don’t flush…nor do anything else considered basic hygiene. In fact, a lot of black people will go out of their way to do disgusting things in the bathroom (which is the reason why there used to be whites only bathrooms). They smear feces on the wall, stop up the toilet in the hopes it will overflow. If you look closely in these restrooms, most of the toilets have been replaced with ones its almost impossible to stop up and overflow. All this so that we can pretend blacks aren’t doing these things…..let alone do something about it. In black public housing, it is very common, near universal for crap to be anywhere….the toilet to be nonfunctioning and piled high, crap in the corner, crap in the sink, crap in plastic bags, thrown out into the street (this is a favorite, near universal thing in south Africa). When law and order breaks down (used to be quite common in New York City back in the 70’s) a black person would stop in the middle of the street, pull their pants down and pinch a loaf.
      I often say, put a few hidden cameras in random places in Detroit and broadcast 24/7 unedited on TV…..it would be the most watched show in the US for a few months. Then, there’d be a revolution.

      • itdoesnotmatter

        Our friends from South of the border do the same thing. Toilets mean nothing to them.

        • baldowl

          A few years back I worked at a distribution center that employed a lot of Mexicans. We actually had to post a sign in the restrooms–only in Spanish–asking them please to put their used toilet paper in the toilet and not on the floor.
          People like that have no business in this country, period.

          • newscomments70

            In their defense, you actually cannot throw toilet paper into their toilets. Their third world septic systems cannot handle it. When they throw it on the floor, in their minds, they don’t want to break the toilets. At home, they typically throw it in trash bins next to the toilet. All third world countries have this custom, including Russia. Most restaurants and hotels in Mexico have step cans next to the toilets for refuse. Even restaurants in Los Angeles do this now, because of this situation.

          • The Mexican resort at Ixtapa had good plumbing, and so does China, but I remember Brazil’s plumbing couldn’t handle paper.

          • newscomments70

            I imagine that expensive resorts have their own plumbing and sewage, independent of municipal systems. That way, tourists can have a “normal” toilet experience. When i worked in Tijuana, all of the toilets included waste bins. Everything was relatively clean, believe it or not. Most people I met there were personable and eas to work with…it was just those damn drug cartels cutting heads off that bothered me.

          • Beheadings are a bit depressing, aren’t they?

          • newscomments70

            Yes, very. It’s deceiving though. On one trip, I went up into the shanty towns with a charity housebuilding group. The locals were mestizos of course, but there were also light skinned, light-haired, freckles people as well. There were kids running around us everywhere, practicing their English, handing us nails. It was a pleasant experience…but we were warned. Any car, even an old one, left unguarded would be stolen or stripped. People there typically work because there is no welfare. No one can advance beyond a tarpaper shack though. This is a forewarning of the what the US is turning into.

        • Fathercoughlin

          SO TRUE!!!

          • Hallie Eva [formerly IDNM]

            On this, or another blog, someone posted a CC camera video of a male black or brown, could not tell which, walking over to a potted plant in a public building lobby, pulling his pants down, and pooping.
            Did not wipe, just pulled up his pants and went on about his business. No one seemed to notice.
            One can only surmise that he thought “potted” plant referred to potty. Or sumthin like that.
            Jungle behavior at its highest level.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Hey you Berkeley freak…<;-D

          • Hallie Eva [formerly IDNM]

            Hey yourself, AndrewInterrupted. ;-]
            Moved out of Berzerkeley to a White ‘burb.

        • Max

          I saw a Messkin kid in Houston being towed by her presumable mother just stop and take a piss on the sidewalk of a large mall. Just another day on the town.

          • Hallie Eva [formerly IDNM]

            Business as usual in that culture. Probably an atavistic trait, scent marking.

      • Andross

        Where I live (South St Louis City) I regularly see the apes pull down their pants in public and piss on walls and everywhere else with a public restroom only a short walk away. What explains their behavior? Is it just total laziness allied with absolute shamelessness? I shake my head in amazement every time.

        • Moe Moe

          Nah, it’s stupidity & ignorance combined with deeply ingrained self-hatred and hatred for others (esp. Da Man) from being raised the way most of them are, in broken homes, broken families etc with not only unloving parents but hateful ones, if they’re even around.

          • I believe studies have shown blacks have higher self-esteem than Whites, and I know studies have shown that this is true of their children, running completely counter to the Left’s idea that the problem with black kids in school is their lack of self-esteem.

          • Katherine McChesney

            It isn’t self-esteem. It’s arrogance.

        • Brian

          In case some of y’all missed hearing about it, MARTA (Atlanta transit) has decided to spend $10k apiece to install Urine Detection Systems in 111 Atlanta subway elevators. I also regularly see, at grocery store entrances, gas stations, etc., garbage cans piled to overflowing, and then the morons just stack more on top knowing it will blow away, or they leave plates of chicken bones and smashed beer bottles right in the parking lot next to their car, so someone can step in it or run over it and bust a tire. Multiply this by a million and you get Haiti.

          • We save old chicken bones in a gallon jar in the freezer. When the jar is full, we boil the bones for several days in the slow-cooker. After the boiled bones have dried out, they crumble to the touch. The powdered bones go into the compost bucket for the vegetable planters.

        • newscomments70

          “Where I live (South St Louis City)” That’s your first mistake. you need to move.

        • Max

          They use pheromones to mark their territory like so many other animals.

      • r j p

        Cabrini-Green in Chicago was built similar to a Howard Johnsons motel, only taller. But because negroes liked to throw each other over the rail, the had to secure the walkways with cyclone fence. So then they all complained it looked like a jail. I was told they used stairwells and elevators as restrooms. There was a fire department across the street — there were bullet marks at the top metal part of the of the garage doors. Shooting at a firehouse?

        I was riding by once and saw a young negro, rather than open the screen door to his mommas negro hutch, climb through the torn screen.

        They really never cease to amaze me.

    • Alexandra1973

      Not that they don’t already do “public dumps.”

      And you’re assuming their toilets all still work. 🙂

  • More black deadbeats. I had a commenter on my own website today call me a racist for writing an article on the rampaging teens at the Kansas City zoo. Then he directed me to the good book. What is it that makes so many whites so stupid about black:
    Black crime,
    deadbeats,
    inability to speak English after hundreds of years,
    illegitimacy,
    welfare cheating,
    school discipline issues,
    loud obnoxious but not illegal behavior
    …etc, etc,
    but to my commenter it’s not the fault of the blacks themselves. I guess calling me a racist on my own website made him feel good, as did his sending to to the Bible, but it’s crazy. Anyway, love to see Detroit go after the deadbeats. It might put a dent in the purchase of illlegal drugs and whores for a while if they have to actually PAY their dam water bills.

    • joesolargenius

      Question ? If Detroit dies , where will the inhabitants go ?
      Answer : To another large urban area controlled by the socialist democrats where they will destroy that city as well.

      • Magician

        Philadelphia
        Baltimore

        • r j p

          They will come to Chicago …. unfortunately.

      • Fair Dinkum

        You mean Detroit isn’t already dead? Nearly as I can tell, it’s a shambling zombie without any effective economic base that still stumbles forward only because of the wealth it can suck up from cities and communities that haven’t yet succumbed to the deranged politics and culture of our times.

        • Alexandra1973

          Kinda like Jahi McMath. Dead, but people are still claiming it can come back to life.

          • evilsandmich

            Zillionare Dan Gilbert is leading a great white crusade to try and bring it back; must be nice to have that much money to flush down the john (when the water is on that is).

    • MBlanc46

      Pay them, or get the bleep out.

    • Anon

      You should point out to him that the Bible demands our people genocide evil people’s and one of the main themes going through it is God’s disappointment and punishment of his covenant people for not doing it. Also…miscegenation is supposed to be punished with death.

      • Alexandra1973

        The believer wasn’t necessarily non-white–more like non-Jew (Gentile). Remember Christ initially came for His people, the Jews. It was when the Jews rejected their Messiah that the offer of salvation came to the Gentiles. See Romans 11 (KJV).

        And check in Genesis for the explanation of black behavior. Namely, their ancestor Ham.

        • me

          Nope.

    • Mark Hillyard

      Actually in the Bible the Israelites were told to discriminate. They were not to take on anything foreign or marry outside the race, etc. There are few of the tribe of Judah who call themselves Jews in the world today. Most are Jews by religion and other forms of infiltration. There are twelve tribes of Israel. Hard to understand but that is also part of the plan. Destroy us by intermarriage and economic slavery. We were warned.

      • Katherine McChesney

        That is an untruth. Israel accepted outsiders on the condition that they not worship foreign gods. And statues of gods were not permitted.

        • The bit about statues was one of the Ten Commandments sent down with Moses, about not worshiping a graven image.

  • I’ve been wondering in which big city the first spark will come that brings it all down.

    I’ve vacillated between L.A. and Chicago. Turns out the answer just might be Detroit, or rather, De-Toilet (a toilet with no water).

    • ViktorNN

      If you think large concentrations of blacks are required to strike that spark, then I wouldn’t bet on LA.

      The population of blacks in LA is a shadow of what it was even 20 years ago. Like the white middle class, a significant percentage of the black underclass has been displaced by invading Mexicans. Compton is majority Mexican, for example.

      The west coast in general doesn’t have large concentrations of blacks. If blacks are going to be the catalyst for disorder when the public service system breaks down, I would much rather be on the west coast than in Chicago, New Jersey, Atlanta, DeToilet, Kansas City, New Orleans, Houston etc. etc.

    • Nathanwartooth

      No matter how bad it gets in black cities, they can always find a white city to siphon money from.

  • Whites from the surrounding area will be forced to pay. Blacks never pay for anything because dey gots ta be haben dat, gnome sayin’?”

    If this means John and Jenny White don’t get as many books next Christmas, that’s actually a feature and not a bug.

    • Magician

      Whites around the country already do pour a lot of money into the city of Deadtroit in essence 😉

      • I’m a bit irritated this evening, so I’ll also say that after Mr. and Mrs. White finish paying, John will eventually be KIA in another stupid war in Trashcanistan and Jenny will be gang-raped by Groidistanis and suffocated with a plastic bag after they are exhausted of their efforts hurting her.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Plenty of water in Lake Huron.
    Drink up, Holmes!

    • But it’ll probably frozen solid for a few more months. You know, all that wonderful global warming.

    • Alexandra1973

      Lake St. Clair is closer. 🙂

      Then there’s the Detroit River.

  • r j p

    Including businesses, schools and commercial buildings, there are 323,900 Detroit water and sewerage accounts; ….average monthly bill of $75.

    As if $24,292,500 in revenue a month is ever going to pay off $4 billion while paying salaries and expenses.

    Feb 28(Reuters) – Analysts at Fitch Ratings on Friday cut some $4 billion worth of bonds issued on behalf of the Water and Sewerage Department of Detroit to junk, citing the weak finances and outlook for the system run by the bankrupt city.

    The Wall Street agency dropped $1.1 billion of senior lien water bonds and $1.6 billion of senior lien sewer bonds one notch to BB+ from BBB. About $1.35 billion of second lien water and sewer bonds were cut one notch further to BB.

    • MBlanc46

      Of course it won’t. But it’s a least a start to putting the blacks on notice that things are going to change in Detroit.

  • ViktorNN

    Some would say this is yet another step in the slow moving train wreck that is Detroit.

    In fact, this isn’t a disaster – it’s better understood as blacks reverting to their natural state.

    They should be allowed to. What shouldn’t be tolerated are any more white-financed bailouts or handouts.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    They should ship the negroes to the Detroit of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and then grant the island independence. According to liberals, mass immigration increases economic prosperity and enriches whole societies with wonderful cultural diversity.

  • IstvanIN

    $75 a month for water? Wow, they must let it run all day long.

    • That does seem quite high. I live in an upscale townhouse complex and pay $200 a month here for homeowner’s association dues, which includes water, but also trash pickup, landscaping, snow-removal, exterior building maintenance, the swimming pool, the tennis court, the streets and the outside parking areas.

      I have trouble imagining that water would be almost 40% of that.

      • r j p

        That includes commercial accounts too in calculating the average.
        How much water do you think the GM building uses?
        Your complex is one account most likely so if there are 100 units and the total bill is $2000 monthly and a single family home next door paying $20, the average would be $1010 per user. Numbers sometimes lie when not rationally produced / reported.

    • Alexandra1973

      Could be leaking faucets that they don’t bother to repair…they’re not exactly known for being able to maintain their homes really well.

      The faucet in my shower was leaking, plus the lever to open/close the drain barely functioned, so I brought it to management’s attention, now it’s fixed, and they won’t have to pay out so much for water.

  • MBlanc46

    Good. Start enforcing the rules. Maybe actually having to pay for their utilities will prompt some of the blacks to leave Detroit and help pave the way for a white take-over. We built it. It’s ours. We need to take it back.

    • Alexandra1973

      Say to blacks concerning major cities what Obama’s so fond of saying: “You did not build that.” LOL

      • MBlanc46

        Civilization is not a black “thang”. They tear down, they do not build.

  • Anon

    Not exactly sure what the issue is here. First of all…..shutting the accounts of 1% of those not paying the bill? Not likely to have any effect, even among those who care. What you will have is about 3000 blacks domiciles with crap on the floor….amusing but hardly anything more than business as usual for blacks. Second of all, I doubt 1% of those accounts are held by blacks who, in any way, have a job or any form of income or who even bother to collect their own mail (people who can’t read have no interest in anything that comes in the mailbox, lol). Even if they did, blacks do not, in any way, ever, ever, EVER pay bills.
    What I am getting at is, every other municipal in the world, not to mention the US, has a very specific way of handling this. No….blacks are not given money to pay their water bill….that’s just laughable. Instead, those accounts go straight to the welfare office where they are paid for in block grants. The water….and every other essential service, is free (from the perspective of blacks). The water comes out the faucet because of the white man’s magic…..and has nothing at all to do with the negro.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      Bingo! Blacks simply submit their gas/electric bills to the welfare office and it is paid by the tax-payers, to be “recouped” later. The same thing will happen with the negroes’ water bills. It will be paid by the tax-payers.

      • IstvanIN

        In NJ the state pays their electric and gas bills with no “recoupment”, YT just pays it. Just like their rent.

        • There is a program here called “LEAP” that provides means-tested assistance with heating bills, but does not pay it all. Colorado is pretty no-nonsense, especially outside Denver. Food stamps recipients must do community service work or lose the benefit, for instance.

          • Alexandra1973

            Here in Ohio we have PIPP Plus. You pay 10% of your monthly income for your electric. Say your bill is $100 and you only have to pay $80. If you pay the $80 on time you get credited for the other $20.

            Yeah, I’m on it. But I try not to use too much electricity. You’re not in a room, light’s off. I keep trying to tell my son, if you’re not watching TV, turn it off. You don’t need lights on when natural sunlight does the job. And I use light bulbs that take the least amount of power…say 40 watt instead of 60, I’ll use 25 watt if I can find them.

            And when my husband decides he wants to reconcile, if we wind up living where I am now, I need to make sure the balance isn’t too much.

  • MBlanc46

    Good point. But if moving them out (or them moving themselves out of places that they’ve made unlivable, such as parts of the West and South Sides of Chicago) creates a crisis, whites could use it to implement a settlement policy that serves our interests and helps contain and control blacks.

  • MBlanc46

    With blacks, it ought always be “pay in advance”.

    • Mark Hillyard

      Not to sound like I’m discriminating but after being robbed by some Chinese people, stupid me, more than once, I refused to do any work for them. I was a General Contractor.

      • Max

        Discrimination is a virtue.

      • Alexandra1973

        That’s what’s now known as POSTjudice. Learning from experience.

      • MBlanc46

        Just because most blacks are criminal doesn’t mean that most criminals are black. Fortunately, I work in a very genteel industry, so that collecting payment isn’t a problem. If it were, I’d probably insist on at least a significant deposit.

      • evilsandmich

        Someone commented over at Denninger’s that for the most part ‘terms’ don’t exist in China: guy shows up at the dock with your stuff and you pay the guy before you get it.

    • joesolargenius

      I fixed a lot of roofs in New Orleans after Katrina and I started in the ghetto helping Black people , they all paid me except for one who owed me three hundred dollars but did gave me a referral to another Black lady that also paid me. I was rather shocked that I didn’t have to fight for the money , but they were all so grateful to have a dry house and they all had jobs.

      • MBlanc46

        We always need to take care to not tar blacks with too broad a brush (an easy fault to fall into on this site). There are decent, hard-working, law-abiding blacks. However, it’s difficult to tell which are which until after the fact.

        • Alexandra1973

          Agreed. There are a few that are decent. And they are a true minority.

  • SoulInvictus

    I would hate to be the guy sent out to do that job.
    Better send out Robocop for that one.

    • Magician

      Liberals’ demands

      2018 – RoboCop must be a black guy married to a black woman
      2022 – RoboCop must be a black guy married to a white woman
      2026 – RoboCop must be a gay black guy
      2030 – RoboCop must be a Muslim gay black guy
      2034 – RoboCop must be a Muslim gay black guy legally married to two women, three men and one dog
      2038 – This RoboCop is same as the 2034 RoboCop but liberals are demanding that RoboCop is renamed to NiggaCop

      • SoulInvictus

        The villains would never be gay.
        They’d all be post-apocalyptic tea party remnants.
        Though I have to admit, watching NiggaCop could be worth a laugh.
        Like Blacula, but with gold rims for feet.

        • Magician

          Lollipop

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    Sounds like a business opportunity for someone selling rain barrels.

  • Malgus

    This should be interesting….

  • IKE

    It’s not wise to screw city water . . . . makes it difficult to flush the toy-toy.
    then there is laundry, hygiene . . . .could get rather smelly after a week or so ..

    • DiversityIsDeath

      Flushing toilets? Taking showers? Washing clothes? Negroes don’t do those things even when they DO have water.

  • IKE

    Shuttles leaving for Africa . . . ,. ,.”ALL ABOARD!!”

  • Moe Moe

    I’m sure Obama & Holder will step in to make sure you & I pay those poor victimized blacks’ water bills, after the media gets ahold of what’s going on in homes and businesses without water. They’ll be on them free Obamaphones crying….etc. Obamacare…..hey how about Obamawater???

  • JackKrak

    Ah, the confused looks these bill-collecting people are going to get when they say the words “water bill” to Detroit residents…..

  • chris8lee

    There should be a repatriation fund

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Anita Baker tried to pay the contractors with love, sweet love. ♪ ♫ LUV SWEEEEET LUVVV ♪ ♫

  • Alexandra1973

    Lots of apartments I’ve rented (including the one I’m currently renting), the management pays the water/sewer/trash bill.

    Even then I try not to run the water too much…if they have to pay a huge bill, rent may go up to compensate.

    • We try to conserve it as well, even though it is included in the HOA dues here. We don’t want the HOA dues to go up any higher than they already are. When I bought the place back in 1996, the dues were $80 a month. Now they’re $200. We use rinse-water – if it doesn’t have soap or detergent in it – on the plants. We also only ever run full laundry and dish loads. I can think of things on which I’d rather spent that extra $120 a month, but I certainly don’t want the HOA dues to go even higher!

      • Alexandra1973

        That’s what sets people like us apart from Tyrone and his homies. Blacks would probably figure, they don’t have to pay for the water, so they don’t bother with conserving anything. Then if the rent goes up because of it, it’ll likely cause a chimpout. “Dat’s rayciss!”

  • striket3

    That’s what happens when blacks spend their welfare on black n milds and OE 800 rather than necessities. Just sayin.

  • baldowl

    This is extremely embarrassing to me, as the person who is expected to pay the water bills for these Detroit people. I always try to be prompt in paying my bills.

    • evilsandmich

      If you’re in Michigan, you’ll pay whatever is necessary to keep Detroiters in Detroit…

      • Alexandra1973

        The adjacent suburbs aren’t safe. My mother lives in Ferndale, a few blocks north of Eight Mile, and a friend of ours had his car stolen right out of her driveway. It was recovered in Detroit.

        Then my uncle and aunt live in the neighboring suburb of Hazel Park, which is also adjacent to Detroit. They have cameras and a monitor set up. One time someone tried to steal one of their cars, and my aunt used a gun to convince them it wasn’t a good idea. Oh yeah, and my uncle’s a member of the Detroit Renegades Motorcycle Club.

        If these hoodrats would just stay on their side of Eight Mile Road….

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Third world people eventually devolve into third world conditions. Once all the resources used to provide the illusion that they can live like civilized people are exhausted, they will regress to their natural mean. It’s like Jurassic Park – in the end, nature finds a way.

  • The company can file a lien against Baker’s home for this. With the title thus encumbered, the lien – plus interest – would have to be paid before the property could be sold. Baker is being very foolish.

  • HamletsGhost

    Just drill them a few boreholes and let them carry the water home in clay jugs on their heads like in the Mutha Kontinent.

  • Max

    Blacks BUILT the city water systems and now they are denied the use of them; typical white privilege. If my recollection of black history is correct, they built the canals of Rome after they were done with the pyramids of Egypt.

    There is no justice. Jesse Jackson WILL be addressing this when he gets done clearing up the racial disparity in Silicon Valley hiring practices.

    • IstvanIN

      One small correction: they built the canals on Mars and the aqueducts of Rome.

      • Hallie Eva [formerly IDNM]

        Not just paleo-engineering firsts, lest we forget, they solved the riddles of the universe, as well. According to Al not-so-Sharpton, bantus wrote the book on the study of philosophy when all them Greek homos was still living in caves.

  • Mark Hillyard

    “the bill would be considered a property tax lien and could result in foreclosure.”
    That is just wrong on all accounts. How is it that banks became the land owners in this country? I think I figured it out and it all has to do with grand larceny, corrupt politicians, usury, which is a corrupt banker. Who are these people and why did our government allow all this to happen to us, except that perhaps they needed slaves after the blacks were set free?
    Although this is not a scholarly presentation I think it hits on the truth.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Shutting down the liquor stores would be a more appropriate fine.

  • Dirk Agia

    I admit that I cannot fathom why we are being charged for water. I mean will we have to pay Al Gore for the air we breathe soon?! Where do these “taxes” wind up going?
    And please do not get all jingoistic or rail about me siding with Blacks since I consider the vast majority of them lazy loafers who we need to boot off of welfare from which they leech from.

    • IstvanIN

      How do we pay for the infrastructure to deliver potable water to our homes and the sewer system to carry away waste? Either user fees based on usage or taxes, and taxes would encourage people to be extra wasteful since there would be no incentive to be economical.

    • “I admit that I cannot fathom why we are being charged for water.”

      Because it costs millions of dollars to collect it, purify it and deliver it to faucets.

      • Municipalities are also on the hook for the huge maintenance costs.

        In addition costs millions more to treat waste water before it can be released into our rivers, lakes and coastal waters. How much fecal E. coli do you really want in your fish? Excessive nitrogen and phosphorus in water also creates algae blooms. When the algae run out of this fertilizer, they die off, and bacteria break down the dead algae. While doing so, the bacteria use up most of the oxygen in the water there. This results in massive fish kills in valuable commercial fisheries.

        • Well stated. I live in a sparsely populated rural county, but the quarterly water bulletin, or whatever it is called, is so polished and detailed in water and infrastructure science and technology, I always feel as though I should get a couple units college credit for carefully reading it, which I rarely have the time to do. Of course in Detroit I imagine the biggest expense in cutting off water to thousands of noble people of color will involve the necessary support gunships when these contractors have to call in for air support.

  • Ringo Lennon

    “Dis Amrens site be rayciss”, said the negro throwing chicken bones out the window.

  • Ringo Lennon

    “Weez be misunderstood”, said the black teen spray painting an abandoned building.

  • Laura Dilworth

    We’ve been subsidizing Detroit for awhile

  • Tarczan

    The average suburban water bill, including sewer, in Cleveland, is about $150 a month.
    Section 8s don’t pay it, and don’t care how high it is.

  • Wondered how many paragraphs down before the inevitable effort to make evil White suburbs foot the bill: about 14.

  • Alexandra1973

    I have Google Earth for that.

  • I hope he wasn’t expecting any breaks from the judge!

  • Greg S

    Social Services will just cut the freeloaders a check to pay their bill.