Detroit Water Project is brainchild of citizens concerned about basic service being cut off: now people can pay water bills online for needy.
"It all started on a Thursday night on Twitter. Tiffani Bell and Kristy Tillman were talking about the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department cutting off water for as many as 300,000 residents with delinquent accounts – in a city that’s already the symbol of a failed version of urban America. Wasn’t there a way to keep the water flowing, and help a few people out? Out of that conversation came the Detroit Water Project, a platform to facilitate paying the water bills of Detroit residents whose accounts are delinquent and face a shut-off notice." -- Tom Watson, Forbes