Protesters march from Detroit to Flint for affordable water

They are walking for water and singing for justice - dozens of Detroiters will make the 70-mile trek to Flint.

The march is a show of solidarity for the people of Flint also facing water troubles. 

The fight for affordable water rates keeps marching on.

As many gear up to celebrate the July 4 holiday, activists started a 10-mile-a-day walk from Detroit until they reach Flint for clean and affordable water.

Kim Redigan joined the walk because her organization, People's Water Board says thousands of Detroit residents are in danger of having their water service shutoff and Flint residents are fighting for access to clean affordable water.

So they're pushing for a water affordability program.

But the city says there are several plans already in place to help people who struggle to pay their bills.

A Detroit Water and Sewerage Department spokesperson said there is 37,000 customers enrolled in monthly payment plans to avoid water shut off, more than twice the number just one year ago.

Low-income water customers also can access financial assistance through the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency, the Detroit Water Fund, and THAW.

But these activists say that's why they keep pushing for change because these programs aren't the best solution and low income residents still struggle under these plans.

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