US city criticised for mass water shut-offs
UN experts warn of rights violations after bankrupt Detroit’s water department cracks down on non-paying customers.
Published On 21 Oct 2014
The US city of Detroit, a once-thriving car-manufacturing hub, is bankrupt and desperate for revenue. The water department is cutting off water from thousands of non-paying customers. The development has prompted UN experts to visit the city as they warn of rights violations.
Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports.