Community Water Resource Sites Open on Memorial Day
May 25, 2016
FLINT, Mich. – Flint residents and water system customers can visit any Community Water Resource Site to obtain water supplies on Memorial Day, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).
The five water supply centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 30. Individuals in need of bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits can visit these locations within the city of Flint.
"All Community Water Resource Sites will be open on Memorial Day due to the Flint water emergency," said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. "If you need water supplies, don’t hesitate to visit any site during the scheduled hours.”
To obtain water supplies or recycle water bottles and used water cartridges, please visit any one of the following locations:
- Ross Plaza, 2320 W. Pierson Road (Ward 1)
- Universal Systems, 1401 E. Stewart Ave. (Ward 3)
- West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court St. (Ward 6)
- Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road (Ward 7)
- Eastown Bowl Bowling Alley, 3001 S. Dort Highway (Ward 9)
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.
At-home water testing kits can be dropped off at any Community Water Resource Site or Flint City Hall, located at 1101 Saginaw St. The Flint Water Plant is no longer accepting the water samples.
Flint Fire Station No. 3, 1525 Martin Luther King Ave., will stop distributing water supplies and close at noon on Thursday, May 26, with the departure of the Michigan National Guard.
Additional Community Water Resource Sites will open in city neighborhoods within the next month. These sites will be staffed by Flint residents, with hiring coordinated by GST Michigan Works! Applications are still being accepted at www.gstmiworks.org.
A consensus among state, federal and independent water quality experts shows Flint’s water quality continues to improve and is safe to drink as long as a filter is in place. Out of an abundance of caution, pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 6 years old are recommended to continue to drink bottled water.
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.