Monday, April 9, 2012

Detroit Water and Sewer Debt Downgraded by Moody's (UPDATED)

Earlier today, Moody's dropped the rating on Detroit's senior lien water and sewerage disposal debt to Baa1 from A1 and the rating on second lien debt to Baa2 from A2. The last major cut occurred in December, 2010, as we reported here.

Thomson Reuters reports (here) that Detroit's water and sewer systems could also be liable for some portion of an estimated $350 million the City of Detroit may have to pay after a termination of the city's interest rate swap agreements was triggered when Moody's last month cut the city's general obligation bond rating further into the junk category to B2.

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Update (6/14): Earlier today, Moody's cut the rating on DWSD’s water and sewage senior lien and second lien debt by one notch to Baa2 and Baa3, respectively.

For more about DWSD Update, click here.

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