Five Community Water Resource Sites Now Open
May 05, 2016
FLINT, Mich. – Flint residents now have five convenient options closer to home to receive bottled water, filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).
“We are continuing our transition from the fire stations to community water resource sites,” said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMSHD. “Until the water meets quality standards, we will provide bottled water, filters and cartridges to Flint residents.”
Effective immediately, Flint residents can go to any of the following locations to obtain water supplies:
- Ward 1 – Genesee County Land Bank, Ross Plaza, 2320 Pierson Road
- Ward 3 – Antioch Missionary Baptist Church-Owned Property, 1401 E. Stewart Ave.
- Ward 6 – West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court St.
- Ward 7 – Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road
- Ward 9 – Genesee County Land Bank, Eastown Bowl Bowling Alley, 3001 S. Dort Highway
The hours of operations for these community sites are:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday and Friday: Noon – 8 p.m.
The Ward 3 Community Water Resource Site at Greater Holy Temple, 6702 N. Dort Highway, moved to a site owned by the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at 1401 E. Stewart Ave. This change enables Greater Holy Temple to focus on becoming a Community Help Center, potentially offering an assortment of Flint water emergency services in the coming months.
With the opening of the Community Water Resource Sites, the following fire stations will stop distributing water supplies and close at noon on Monday, May 9:
Fire Station #1
310 East 5th St.
Fire Station #5
3402 Western Road
Fire Station #8
202 East Atherton Road
At this time, the following fire station will remain open and be staffed by Michigan National Guard members from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day:
Fire Station #3
1525 Martin Luther King Ave.
Additional Community Water Resource Sites will open across the city within the next month. These sites will be staffed by Flint residents, with hiring coordinated by GST Michigan Works! Positions are still available and more information can be found at http://www.gstmiworks.org/.
The State of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with federal agencies, the city of Flint, Genesee County and local community organizations.
Additional information is available at www.michigan.gov/flintwater, by calling United Way 211 or visiting www.helpforflint.com.
NOTE: ALL MEDIA INQUIRIES ARE BEING HANDLED BY THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER AT 888-EMD-TODAY (888-363-8632). FOR FLINT WATER EMERGENCY DONATION INFORMATION, GO TO www.helpforflint.com.