One week after Detroit resumed water shut offs to residential customers behind on their bills, more than 1,800 households saw their service turned off.
But city officials say another 3,000 customers avoided shutoffs in the last week in two ways:
1) by paying their bills, which 765 customers did, according to official numbers.
2) by getting on a new payment plan, as 1,892 customers opted to do.
Those payment plans allow residents to pay off their past-due bills a little bit each month, on top of paying new monthly water bills.