More Than 400 Water Lines Replaced, Verified In Benton Harbor; Officials Looking To Accelerate WorkCity officials also are reviewing bids from 13 contractors for removal of an estimated 3,900 lead service lines, Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services said last week in a release.
Testing Shows Reduced Levels Of Lead In Benton Harbor Tap WaterThe amount of lead in Benton Harbor, Michigan’s drinking water has declined, new testing shows, after three straight years of elevated results, compelled residents to consume bottled water and prompted a hurried effort to replace old pipes.
Benton Harbor Begins Accepting Bids To Replace Lead PipesOn Monday, Nov. 29, city officials in Benton Harbor announced that the city is accepting bids from contractors to replace all lead water pipes no later than 2023 due to elevated levels of the toxic metal in the city's water supply.
Michigan Health Department Offering Blood Lead Testing For Residents In Benton HarborThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering free blood testing for Benton Harbor residents.
Lawsuit Over Benton Harbor Water Seeks Class-Action StatusMichigan and local officials have been targeted in a lawsuit over high levels of lead in Benton Harbor's drinking water.
Michigan, City Of Benton Harbor Announce Program To Help Eligible Residents With Water BillsMichigan and City of Benton Harbor officials announced a pilot program Wednesday aimed at helping eligible residents of where there’s been a lead crisis pay water and wastewater bills.
Construction Underway In Benton Harbor For Lead Service Line ReplacementAccording to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office, the estimated cost to replace 100% of the lead service lines in the city is $30 million, with $18.6 so far delivered by the state of Michigan.
Emails Show Officials Sniping Amid 2nd Michigan Lead CrisisThe documents and emails provide a behind-the scenes look at conversations between state and Benton Harbor officials after samples indicated high lead readings three years ago.
EPA To Begin Testing Water At 300 Benton Harbor HomesOfficials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon start testing the water in 300 homes in a Michigan city where there's been a lead crisis to check certified filters given area residents by the state to remove lead from the drinking water.
State Officials Say Service Line Replacement Work In Benton Harbor To Begin Next WeekResidents can expect to see construction within the city as Meeks Contracting Services begin to replace lines funded by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant.
Benton Harbor On Edge As Lead Water Crisis PersistsFree water distribution sites are a fixture of life in the majority Black city in the southwestern corner of Michigan, where almost half of the nearly 10,000 residents live below the poverty line. For three years, tests of its public water system revealed elevated levels of lead.
Michigan City With Lead In Water Ordered To Fix Water PlantThe Environmental Protection Agency said the situation was dire enough to order Benton Harbor to consider turning the water system over to someone else.
City Of Benton Harbor Hosting Water Resource Fair; Distribution Of Free Bottled Water ContinuesThe City of Benton Harbor will be hosting a Water Resource Fair Thursday to discuss health impacts of lead and available resources to help reduce or eliminate lead from homes.
Free Water Distributed To Benton Harbor Residents As City Works On Replacing Lead PipesBenton Harbor continues to face water problems.
Hamtramck: The Latest Michigan City Facing Lead In WaterAnother Michigan city is giving filters to residents as a result of high lead results in some drinking water samples.