Selected Press

The Human Utility has been covered in hundreds of articles, but these are some of our favorites.

The New York Times

Some Things About Tech Were Good in 2017. No, Really. - 12.27.2017

Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter

How to Save a City Through a Website - 7.20.2016

Y Combinator's The Macro

Founder Stories: Detroit Water Project’s Tiffani Ashley Bell - 11.27.2015

Ebony Magazine

[THE UPLOAD] #DetroitWater Takes on Unpaid Bills Through Tech - 9.22.2015

CBS News

Welcome to summer: Your water is now turned off - 6.1.2015

The Baltimore Sun

Residents protest city's planned water shut-offs - 3.30.2015 Baltimore

Baltimore sends out 23,000 warnings: Pay your bill, or we’ll shut off your water - 3.27.2015

WDET 101.9fm

Detroit Water Project Pays Water Bills for 900 Families - 3.19.2015


The Detroit Water Project Connects Donors To Unpaid Water Bills - 3.18.2015 Baltimore

This platform helped poor Detroiters pay their water bills. Now it’s in Baltimore - 2.23.2015

National Geographic

In Detroit, Water Crisis Symbolizes Decline, and Hope - 8.22.2014

NPR: Here and Now

Detroit Water Project Brings Outside Support to Residents in Need - 07.31.2014


Direct Philanthropy' in Detroit: Funding Project Keeps the Water Flowing - 07.29.2014

MSNBC - Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Residents Lacking Water Get a Helping Hand - 07.26.2014

CNN Money

#DetroitWater campaign wants you to pay residents' past-due bills - 07.25.2014

USA Today

Twitter Campaign Tries to Keep Detroit Water Flowing - 07.25.2014

BET News

Here's How You Can Help Detroit Residents Turn On Their Water - 07.24.2014


Website Lets Donors Pay Detroit Residents' Overdue Water Bills - 07.24.2014

Washington Post

You Can Now Pay Someone's Delinquent Detroit Water Bill Online - 07.23.2014

Al Jazeera - The Stream

Detroit Residents Use Tech to Battle Water Shortages - 07.22.2014

CBS Detroit

Website Allows Donors To Pay Delinquent Bills, Save Detroiters From Water Shutoffs - 07.22.2014

WXYZ Detroit

New website to match anonymous donors with Detroiters who can't pay water bill - 07.22.2014

The Atlantic - CityLab

A New Site Allows You to Pay a Detroit Resident's Water Bill - 07.21.2014


Right Now, Someone in Detroit Can't Pay the Water Bill--That's Where You Come In - 07.21.2014

Deadline Detroit

Person to Person: Here's How to Help Detroiters With Unpaid Water Bills - 07.21.2014

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