Flint Water System Customers Encouraged to obtain Supplies before May 29
FLINT, MICH. – Flint water system customers are reminded that all Community Water Resource Sites will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD). The site closures also allow employees to spend the holiday with their families.
Individuals who are in need of bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits should visit a water resource site before May 29 (Memorial Day). Water supplies will not be available at any of the nine locations from 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, to noon on Tuesday, May 30.
“Please do not wait to obtain your water supplies,” said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “We will have plenty of bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home testing kits for anyone who needs them to last through the holiday.”
Residents who are homebound or have access or functional needs should call United Way 2-1-1 to schedule a rapid response delivery.
To obtain water supplies or recycle water bottles and used cartridges, please visit any one of following nine locations:
- Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1610 W. Pierson Road (Ward 1)
- St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 3020 DuPont St. (Ward 2)
- Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 4805 N. Saginaw St. (Ward 3)
- Franklin Avenue Lot, 2804 N. Franklin Ave. (Ward 4)
- Old Flint Farmers’ Market, 420 E. Boulevard Drive (Ward 5)
- West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court St. (Ward 6)
- Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3502 Lapeer Rd (Ward 7)
- Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 3410 Fenton Road (Ward 8)
- Eastown Bowling Alley, 3001 S. Dort Highway (Ward 9)
The hours of operations for these community sites are:
- Monday (CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAY)
- Tuesday through Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Every Community Water Resource Site also accepts water supply recycling. Residents can drop off empty water bottles and used cartridges at all nine locations.
Under a consensus of local, state, federal and outside experts, water filters are effective in removing lead from water. All populations may consume filtered water. Residents are encouraged to use tap water as much as possible to prevent standing water and to reduce the risk of contaminants in the system. Filter use is still recommended due to ongoing lead-pipe replacement projects by the city.