Detroit residents and activists are calling global attention to the city’s water crisis where the Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept is scheduling 3,000 shutoffs per week to low income families. This human rights violation is being condemned by national and international social and economic justice groups who believe water is life and can never be denied to human beings.
Maude Barlow’s Blue Water Project with Food & Water Watch, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and the Detroit People’s Water Board has drafted a report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur calling on authorities to stop the shutoffs and restore water to those who have been cut off. Read the public announcement about this water shut off crisis.
Please help us in this effort by signing the petition: “Tell Detroit to turn the taps back on: Water is a human right!” directed to President Obama and Governor Snyder.