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.
City Of Hamtramck Distributes More Water Filters To Residents, Announce Long-Term Plan To Address Lead Water IssuesAfter high lead levels were detected in Hamtramck’s drinking water last week, city and state officials back passing out free water filters to residents for the 2nd time. They also announced crews started replacing lead water lines 2 years ago and will continue.
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.
Whitmer Proposes Spending $200M To Replace Lead Water PipesGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed spending $200 million in federal pandemic relief funding to replace lead water pipes across Michigan, where aging underground infrastructure was exposed by Flint's disaster.