On Five Years of Paying Detroit’s Water Bills

The Spirit of Detroit.

When I first started this work five years ago, I could not know the depths of destitution to which a family would be dragged by an unaffordable water bill.

Honestly, I didn’t even know unaffordable water bills were a thing.

Oh, I would learn, though.

I would meet the single mother of three who skipped doses of her heart medication to…