The YCUA (Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority), has signed off on a 30 year deal with the city of Detroit to provide water for our fair city. The agreement, the FIRST of it's kind with the city of Detroit, will allow Ypsilanti to buy water during non peak hours and store it for when it is needed. This will save the city of Ypsilanti money says YCUA's executive director Larry Thomas:
"(the new deal) is an advantage to us, It'll help us with our rates."
The contract still needs to be approved by the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners.
Currently YCUA buys an average of 13 million gallons a day from Detroit.