Source: Patch.com

Detroit’s bankruptcy judge is being asked to extend a moratorium on water shut-offs scheduled to resume Tuesday.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund are consulting on a motion filed Sunday asking U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes to block the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department from resuming the shutoffs.

A month ago, human rights activists blocked utility workers’ access to meters and staged demonstrations that prompted national debate about whether access to potable water is a basic human right.

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