by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
The decline and fall of the once-great city of Detroit is continuing apace, as city officials have been given the green light by a U.S. bankruptcy judge to continue shutting off water service to residents chronically behind on their bills.
Judge Steven Rhodes ruled recently that the city can continue the process of shutting off water to any non-paying customers, Reuters reported. Rhodes added that his court does not have any jurisdiction over the issue, and that suspending the shut-offs for a period of six months would contribute to further depleting the city’s finances.
“Detroit cannot afford any revenue slippages,” Rhodes said in advance of continuing his ongoing hearing regarding the city’s plan to finally exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.
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