Detroiters growing frustrated with street flooding related to an unrepaired water main break

18 September, 2022
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Detroiters growing frustrated with street flooding related to an unrepaired water main break

Detroit citizens are concerned with street flooding caused by a water main break that has not been repaired.

William Batchelor has lived on Cruse Street on Detroit’s west side for two years, water has almost completely surrounded his home. He put up a fishing rod as a symbolic protest, “somebody will get seriously hurt out here.”

“These are my people, I don’t want anyone to get hurt, so I put these cones up myself,” said William, “one day I thought it was raining, then day two just kept getting worse, and [it] started bubbling, look at this street, it’s cracked, it’ll sink.”

Neighbors said that the stretch of road was just re-paved, but now it’s in desperate need of repairs.


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