Detroit Water Shutoffs
79 Illegal Water Users Caught In 3 Days
Department spokesman Greg Eno tells the Detroit Free Press that its collection effort for July 1-3 illustrates one of the challenges that the agency faces.
The department spokesman says it's trying to collect about $90 million from about 90,000 delinquent accounts.
Running water illegally carries a $250 fee for the first offense, $500 for the second and $660 for the third.
The department says it requires that the customer pay the fee in full before it works out a payment plan for service restoration.