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Highland Park seeks bankruptcy following hefty water bill

Apr 19, 2023

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - The feud between the Great Lakes Water Authority and the City of Highland Park reached its boiling point. On Monday, the city council approved a resolution to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. 

Mayor Glenda Mcdonald attended Monday's meeting and spoke to residents and the council, adding that if another measure isn't taken, the city's water could be shut off. 

"To go into chapter nine mainly because if we do not the citizen's houses will be levied and our water could possibly be shut off," Mcdonald said.

A Michigan Supreme Court ruling ordered the city to pay around $20 million in unpaid water bills.

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