Water Affordability Program

Below is a link to the original 2005 Water Affordability Program that was developed by Roger Colton, municipal utility expert on affordability programs; and presented to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and Detroit City Council, January 2005.

This is the plan supported for implementation by the Detroit People’s Water Board.

FULL PLAN: 2005 Water Affordability Program by Roger Colton for DWSD  (46 pages, MWRO google doc)

SUMMARY: 2005 Water Affordability Program  (1 page, MWRO google doc)

Prepared By:

Roger Colton
Fisher Sheehan & Colton
Public Finance and General Economics
34 Warwick Road, Belmont, MA 02478
617-484-0597 (voice) *** 617-484-0594 (fax)
roger@fsconline.com (e-mail)

For questions, please contact:

  • Maureen Taylor, State Chair of MWRO (313) 964-0618
  • Marilyn Mullane, Attorney and Director of Michigan Legal Services (313) 964-4130
  • Lorray S.C. Brown, Co-Managing and Consumer Law Attorney at Michigan Poverty Law Program (734) 998-6100

2 Comments on "Water Affordability Program"

  1. This plan took a lot of time and effort6. The next step would be for the city to find a source of where the $13 million annually would come from. Any suggestions?

  2. Thank You For All You Do!!!!!!!

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