BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — The City of Benton Harbor will continue offering residents free bottled water.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is providing the water to Benton Harbor residents after Governor Gretchen Whitmer called for the replacement of all lead service lines in Benton Harbor.
Traces of lead contamination were found in the city, prompting the massive undertaking with a price tag of $45 million dollars.
As of late May, the project was 50% complete.
Water delivery is available for homebound residents or those without transportation by contacting 211 or 844-875-9211.
City of Benton Harbor residents can pick up water at Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor Fettig Youth Campus, 600 Nate Wells Sr. Drive.
The Southwest Community Action Agency at 331 Miller St. will also be hosting a water pickup.
More information on times and locations for water pickup can be found online.
MDHHS can be reached at 866-691-5323 to answer additional questions about lead.