Gov. Whitmer checks progress of Benton Harbor pipe replacements
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was in Benton Harbor Tuesday to take a look at construction getting underway to replace lead pipes.
Whitmer emphasized the importance of resident participation, as it’s the only way they can make sure all of the needed improvements are done.
Abonmarche, which has an office in downtown Benton Harbor, has been selected as the contractor for this project and they’re asking residents to fill out a Water Service Agreement Form.
That will allow workers to access your property and replace the old lead pipes from water mains under the street into your home, which will connect to your existing plumbing.
They’ll also check the plumbing inside homes to see if any lead pipes have to be replaced.
Generally speaking, homes built before 1960 do have lead service lines, but any home built after 1988 when they were banned should not.