Board of Water Commissioners

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
Utilities

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Detroit - MI Documenters Team

Note-taking by A J Johnson

Gary Brown says Governor Whitmer has pledged $25M this year and another $40M next year to the Lifeline Plan.

Live reporting by Roshaun Harris

Gary Brown says Governor Whitmer has pledged $25M this year and another $40M next year to the Lifeline Plan.

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12:56 PM Feb 15, 2023 CST

Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 2/31
For more background information on today's meeting follow the link below:clickondetroit.com/news/local/202…
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 3/31
Live from the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners meeting. The meeting has started. https://t.co/IBGy4JIBMa
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You can follow this meeting on zoom: cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/81572635118
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Community members state that they're concerned that residents receiving benefits are using too much water.
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Board members have calculated the amount of life sustaining water usage based on data provided to them via community organizations.
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The board states their goal is to make Lifeline Program better by addressing arrearrage problems.
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Community members says there is a need for more in-data on Lifeline Programs. Ask Board if 400 cases being processed a week is an accurate assessment.
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Many community members are reluctant to enroll in Lifeline program due to past negative interactions with the DWSD according to public comments.
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Board states there goal is to process 1000 applications per week. Says they will hire additional people to address the backlog of applications.
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Gary Brown is speaking on behalf of the board in regards to backlog response.
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Board approved Consent Agenda items 9A-F.
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Jan 30th 2023 Governor Whitmer signed for $25 million in supplemental budget funds for Lifeline program.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 14/31
On February 8, 2023 the Governor announced her Fiscal Year 2024 budget plan which includes $40 million for water affordability.
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DSWD prioritizes fire hydrant repairs starting with priority one which are critical areas near hospitals and schools as well as clusters of outages.
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According to Gary Brown the board is applying for every grant available for repairs on broken sewerage lines.
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Board discussed active shooter training in light of events at MSU. Says we must be proactive on controlling guns.
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Meeting is adjourned at 3:11pm. Please visit detroit.documenters.org for any further updates on today's proceedings.
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Please add any corrections or addendum to this meeting via @DetDocumenters
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Interview with Director Gary Brown https://t.co/iCtv5UcSZz
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Interview with Director Gary Brown https://t.co/6AbQVPtAmH

Agency Information

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

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Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the United States, serving more than 200,000 Detroit residential and commercial accounts that includes a city population of nearly 680,000. DWSD’s water network consists of more than 2,700 miles of transmission and distribution mains and nearly 3,000 miles of sewer collection piping.

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