Water resource sites established in Flint with bottled water, filters and testing kits

State and local officials coordinating resource distribution

Jan. 9, 2016

For more information contact: Joint Information Center: 888-EMD-TODAY (888-363-8632) or JICNews@michigan.gov. 

LANSING, Mich. – The State of Michigan has partnered with local officials in a coordinated approach to establish five water resource sites in Flint where residents can pick-up bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and home water testing kits.

The water resource sites are now open and will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Flint fire stations located at:

Fire Station #1
310 East 5th St.
Flint, MI 48502

Fire Station #3
1525 Martin Luther King Ave.
Flint, MI 48503

Fire Station #5
3402 Western Rd.
Flint, MI 48506

Fire Station #6
716 West Pierson Rd.
Flint, MI 48505

Fire Station #8
202 East Atherton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

“The water resource sites serve as a one-stop location where residents can pick-up all of the resources they need to ensure their drinking water is safe, including bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and water testing kits,” said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the Michigan State Police Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division. “The state continues to work in coordination with local officials to ensure the daily needs of residents are met.”

Water filters and replacement cartridges continue to be available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the following locations:

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office
125 E. Union St.
Flint, MI 48502

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office
4809 Clio Road
Flint, MI 48504

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department office
2727 Lippincott
Flint, MI 48507

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department office
601 N. Saginaw
Flint, MI 48502

Flint City Hall
1101 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

Residents who need transportation or any other assistance can call 211.

Residents are urged to use filtered water for drinking, food preparation, brushing teeth and watering pets. Unfiltered water may be used for bathing and cleaning.

In addition to the water resource sites, home water testing kits are available at Flint City Hall, the Flint Water Treatment Plant or Flint Fire Department locations.

Visit www.michigan.gov/flintwater or call 2-1-1 for more information.

 

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