Broken Detroit water line running since November

Freezing temperatures made a leaking water main problem big for Detroit residents on Kensington Street.

The broken water line had been running since November and neighbors living there say the city would not respond.

A broken valve caused the steady flow of water running for months and making the street not even fit for parking cars.

"It was kind of crazy," Raymond Edison said. "It got to a point where we couldn't even park our cars."

It took action from the residents to get results. One resident had placed calls to the water department but another went a step further. 

One resident  took photos that he snapped of the scene and brought them to a city meeting Thursday night.

And Friday, city crews with bulldozers were at the scene and it was a welcome response.

"Hopefully it should get better," said neighbor Donovan Swift. "I just want the best for Detroit."

"At the end of the day the main goal was to get the job done and get everything back up to par," Edison said.

After cleaning up the area with bulldozers, work crews tended to the water line.

"That's our goal to be as responsive as possible," said Curtrise Garner, spokesperson from Detroit Water and Sewage Department. "And to always get better. We can better as long as Detroiters let us know what is happening in our neighborhoods."

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