Benton Harbor service lines replaced, around 400 left to be completed

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Over 90% of lead service lines have been replaced in the City of Benton Harbor.

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services reports that 171 service lines have been excavated over the past month and that crews have replaced lead or galvanized lines with new copper pipe.

Over 4,000 water service lines have been replaced or confirmed as not containing lead as of this week. Approximately 400 lines are still needing to be completed.

Residents can use the Benton Harbor project dashboard to check progress.

The Building Michigan Together Plan gave the city $45 million for infrastructure improvements, ensuring that Benton Harbor will have all lines replaced by the spring of 2023.

Over 2,700 “Right of Access” Water Service Line Replacement Agreement forms have been completed by private property owners, ABC 57 News reported, allowing contractors to perform line replacement work on private properties.

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