Organizer David Bullock with the Change Agent Consortium says the water department is going after customers that may be as little as $150 delinquent and says the department ignores large corporations which are behind.
"People always want to attack the poor … why are we attacking poor people?" he asked.
But when asked which large companies are behind in their payments, Bullock would only say that WWJ should research the issue.
"I think you all should be standing with us," Bullock told WWJ's Marie Osborne. "I think you all should be demanding the same level of accountability for firms and corporations in the city of Detroit – that they are levying on residential customers."