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.
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.
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.
Free Water Distributed To Benton Harbor Residents As City Works On Replacing Lead PipesBenton Harbor continues to face water problems.
City Of Hamtramck To Handout Water Filters On Oct. 26More lead filters are on the way to Hamtramck as the city scrambles to help everyone affected by high lead levels in their water.
Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan CitiesKalamazoo is joining several Michigan cities and is now testing for lead contamination.
City Of Hamtramck Passes Out Free Water Filters To Residents Following Discovery Of Lead In Drinking WaterAfter detecting lead in the drinking water, the City of Hamtramck has partnered with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to distribute one free water filter with replacement cartridges, per address, to Hamtramck residents on October 21, 2021 from 11am until 2 pm in the Hamtramck Town Center parking lot. Additional distribution events will be scheduled and posted in the upcoming weeks.
More Water Woes For Benton Harbor After Pipe RuptureA YMCA offered showers after a southwestern Michigan city, already struggling with lead in its water, lost most water service due to a pipe rupture.
Bottled Water, Other Resources Available For Benton Harbor Residents Amid Water CrisisIn Benton Harbor, free water bottles are being given out to residents while work is being done to reduce lead exposure in the city’s water.
State Officials Urge Benton Harbor Residents To Use Bottled Water For Cooking, CleaningState officials are telling Benton Harbor residents not to use tap water for cooking or drinking, even if they have a water filter.