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Detroit to resume shutting off water service

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DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit is scheduled to resume shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills Tuesday.

The city hosted a series of water fairs over the past few days, helping about 1,300 people. Detroit says 25,000 customers were enrolled in water payment plans Monday, up from 17,000 a month earlier.

Customers who didn't make arrangements still have some options.  

"If you're having a tough time and you don't have that money, come up with that 10 percent and then we will help you get access to help through The Detroit Water Fund. So, the Detroit Water Fund will remain. We know that people will need help and that will remain beyond the moratorium," says Alexis Wiley, Mayor Mike Duggan's Chief of Staff.

In April, the water department began shutting off service for more customers who were at least 60 days behind on their bills or owed more than $150.

About 15,000 had their service shut off.

The city has faced international criticism for the shutoffs.

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