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Benton Harbor City Commissioners approve upgrades to the city's water system infrastructure

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich – The city of Benton Harbor City Commissioners approved upgrades to the city’s water system and waste water system infrastructure.

“As we move forward I just want to say it not necessarily what people may want to hear but I have to tell you as the Mayor of this city what you need to hear and it’s going to cost to rebuild Benton Harbor," Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad said. 

The city’s upgrades will hit 10 areas of the city costing approximately $15 million dollars.

  • Pipestone from Main St to Vineyard
  • Michigan, Wall and Highland from South of Oak to Jefferson
  • Vineyard from Pipestone to East End
  • Maple from Pipestone to Cedar
  • Highland from Hull to Fair
  • Benton from Territorial to Highland
  • Territorial from Winans to Seeley
  • Stevens from Riverside to Wakounda
  • Benton Harbor Water Plant at Ridgeway St
  • Benton Harbor Water Tower at Britain and 8th

Abonmarche will partner with the city for the improvements that are expected to span three years.

Benton Harbor’s infrastructure is over 100 years old and both residents and city commissioners say the improvements are long overdue.

“There are a lot of things wrong in Benton Harbor as you’ve heard this commission has made steps to make improvements,” Benton Harbor City Commissioner Sharon Henderson said.

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