1,800 water shutoff notices issued in Flint

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FLINT (WJRT) - (11/05/15) - Flint leaders have updated the city's water emergency and its affect on customers.

Thursday morning, they outlined the progress made to switch back to the Detroit Water System. They also talked about the issue of unpaid water bills.

There are about 3,000 accounts in Flint that are delinquent. Starting this week, shutoff notices will be mailed to 1,800 water customers citywide.

The city's CFO, Jody Lundquist, delivered the news Thursday morning.

Because of a court ruling made earlier this summer, the city was to halt all shutoff notices, but that temporary injunction is over. Now, the city is once again able to turn off the water for unpaid water bills.

These notices come as the whole city is now switched completely over to the Detroit Water System.

Many people living in Flint have boycotted paying their water bill after a water emergency was declared, but the city says people have to keep paying their water bills no matter what.

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