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Water Resource Site Has Reduced Hours on June 7 and 10
June 03, 2016
FLINT, Mich. – The Community Water Resource Site at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center will have reduced hours on two days next week due to prior facility commitments, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).
The site will stop distributing water supplies at 4:30 p.m. on June 7 and 10. Flint water system customers are encouraged to visit any of the four other locations until 8 p.m. on the affected days to obtain bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits.
“The Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center has been a great partner during the Flint water emergency," said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “The water resource sites are based on a relationship built with our local partners—and sometimes they have prior commitments to the property. To obtain water supplies on the two early closure days, please go to any of the other Community Water Resource Sites in the city of Flint. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
To obtain water supplies after the early closures on June 7 and 10, 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)
- 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.
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. Additionally, based on current state and federal guidelines, it’s safe for Flint residents to bathe.
Since January 9 through Water Response Teams and Water Resource Sites, more than 1.37 million cases of bottled water; more than 122,200 water filters; more than 266,300 replacement cartridges; and more than 50,100 at-home water testing kits have been distributed to Flint water system customers.
Additional Community Water Resource Sites are expected to open in city neighborhoods over the next few months. These sites will be staffed by Flint residents, with hiring coordinated by GST Michigan Works! Applications are still being accepted at 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.