The United Nations is now weighing in on water in Detroit. The city turned off the water at nearly 5,000 households that were behind on their bills. The U.N. issued a statement saying, "Disconnection of water services because of failure to pay constitutes a violation of the human right to water... when there is a genuine inability to pay." Detroit says the people whose water was shut off are hundreds of dollars behind on their payments. The city water department needs the money too. It's responsible for $6 billion of Detroit's debt and is only funded by customer payments.
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