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Benton Harbor water filter distribution aimed at easing lead concerns

NOW: Benton Harbor water filter distribution aimed at easing lead concerns

BENTON HARBOR, Mich – The city of Benton Harbor continues to try to ease concerns of citizens about the elevated lead levels in drinking water.  

The Berrien County Health Department along with the city of Benton Harbor are joining forces to distribute water filters that they say will lower the chances of exposure to lead. 

“We are starting to provide water filters to any Benton Harbor resident that’s interested in receiving one so that they can reduce their risk of lead exposure,” Berrien County Health Department Communications Director Gillian Conrad said. 

The Berrien County Health Department said the plan is to prevent any long term risks to the current lead exposure.

“Hopefully people will feel some security in receiving a water filter right now to reduce their risk of lead in their drinking water. We know this issue will continue for many months and we are working very closely with the Michigan Department of Environment Quality and the city of Benton Harbor to ensure the health and safety of our residents,” Conrad said.  

Click here for the full list of water filter distribution by the Berrien County Health Department 

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