The City of Detroit is just asking for it. Turning off water to thousands of household in the city for water bills owed . A water system that has been privatized as part of the bankruptcies proceedings, and as happens in all privatizing schemes they jump prices way out of reach to normal people. Detroit being particularly vulnerable because of low paying or non existent jobs.
For people on low income with children during a blistering hot summer will bring about a great unresting and without some relief things could turn ugly. It doesn't take much to turn it into an unruly mass with basically revenge on it's mind. People already struggling in life should not have to scrounge water. Imagine trying to keep a family together while trying to scrounge water to cook, clean, bath your kids.
Surely there is a better way to defuse this problem.