And… the rest of the members of the GLWA will pay more because Detroit’s residents “need” to pay less. The harsh reality of water bills is that DWSD did not bill these people, or take actions to collect bills, for months if not years. And now that these residents have gone months without paying their water bills, the solution is for them to simply not pay them? No, thank you. We shouldn’t act like the rest of the residents in the GLWA are a magic money tree that can pay for Detroit’s billing/collection problems.