Praxia Partners, in collaboration with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California Berkeley and Detroit’s Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES) published a new report today on Detroit’s water system titled “Water Equity and Security in Detroit’s Water and Sewer District.”  Detroit Water Equity

MOSES, a faith-based advocacy organization, came together to push for the study in partnership with a dozen other local groups based on concerns over water affordability and infrastructure concerns dating back prior to the city’s bankruptcy. With the support of both Praxia Partners and Haas, this report has now been delivered to the public, to leadership, and to other cities that will be addressing their own water insecurity challenges in the future.

The report outlines the health, social and environmental impacts of water shutoffs in Detroit and it lists seven broad actions that should be taken to address disparities in water access and the system’s governance in Metro Detroit.

You can read more about the report from the Haas Institute website, or from the Detroit News.

You can also read the entire report here.

Inquiries regarding the report can be sent to

Praxia Partners