Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Beginning for Board of Water Commissioners

by Jim Fausone

The new Detroit Board of Water Commissioners took office on April 1, 2011. The new board structure was conceived as a settlement for long-standing litigation about the operations of Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD).

Mayor Dave Bing is trying to get Detroit out from federal oversight of the Water and Sewage Department and the Police Department. As a member of the new board, I can attest to the board’s desire to identify and correct historical deficiencies in the governance and operation of DWSD.

To read about Mayor Bing’s plans, see the attached article from the Wall Street Journal.

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