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State of Emergency declared in Benton Harbor

Like many across the country, the Benton Harbor water distribution system is more than 100 years old. (Adobe Stock)

A State of Emergency has now been declared in Benton Harbor due to the presence of lead in the city’s drinking water.

It’s a move that members of the Benton Harbor City Commission say sends a message to residents.

The resolution may also result in possible help from the federal government.

Residents are being provided with free bottled water, in the meantime, from the state of Michigan.

Below is a list of bottled water distribution spots:


• Southwest Community Action Agency (Water loaded into vehicles by volunteers), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


• Southwest Community Action Agency (Water loaded into vehicles by volunteers), 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• Brotherhood of All Nations, 1286 Monroe St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


• God’s Household of Faith, 275 Pipestone Road, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• Southwest Community Action Agency (Self-service pick-up), 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

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1 comment

Charles U Farley October 19, 2021 at 11:36 am

Yet another scandal caused by Democrats and their policies, ignored instead of being fixed so the money could be spent on handouts, and then falsely blamed on the GOP with the support of the complicit Pravda media.

This is entirely a problem that the voters chose over the last few decades.


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