|Detroit sues Highland Park over $17 million water bill||| Print ||
|Written by Associated Press|
|Saturday, 23 November 2013 16:44|
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — A financially struggling Detroit enclave is being sued by the city over roughly $17 million in unpaid water and sewer bills.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1c0giiw ) Friday the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has filed a federal lawsuit against Highland Park. Department director Sue McCormick says it's a "last-resort option" to keep other customers from "absorbing the burden of Highland Park's mounting liability."
Highland Park City Attorney Todd Perkins says the city is weighing its options. He added $16.9 million would be hard to come up with for a city with an annual general fund budget of $12 million.
The city within Detroit's borders discontinued its own water treatment plant last year, citing maintenance issues and other problems.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com
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