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Community Water Resource Site Closed for the Day on July 30
July 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2016
Release #: 66
FLINT, Mich. – The Community Water Resource Site at the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church will be closed for the day on Saturday, July 30, due to prior facility commitments, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).
The 2nd ward site will stop distributing water supplies at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, and reopen at noon on Monday, Aug. 1. Flint water system customers are encouraged to visit any of the seven other locations on Saturday, July 30, to obtain bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits.
“The St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church is 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. “Sometimes our local partners have prior commitments to the property and we have to honor their requests. If you need water supplies on Saturday, 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 on Saturday, July 30, please visit any one of the following locations:
- Ross Plaza, 2320 W. Pierson Road (Ward 1)
- Universal Systems, 1401 E. Stewart Ave. (Ward 3)
- Franklin Avenue Lot, 2804 N. Franklin Ave. (Ward 4)
- Old Flint Farmers’ Market, 420 E. Boulevard Drive (Ward 5)
- West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court St. (Ward 6)
- Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road (Ward 7)
- Eastown 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.
MSP/EMHSD personnel are finalizing a Community Water Resource Site for residents in the 8th ward.
Every Community Water Resource Site accepts water supply recycling. Residents can drop off empty water bottles and used cartridges at all seven water resource site locations.
Under a consensus of local, state, federal and outside experts, water filters are effective in removing lead from water. All populations may consume filtered water, including pregnant women and children under 6. Residents are encouraged to use their water as much as possible to prevent standing water and to reduce the risk of contaminants in the system.
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. Residents who are homebound or have access and functional needs can call United Way 2-1-1 to have water test kits delivered or picked up.
The state of Michigan’s mission continues to ensure Flint residents have access to safe, clean drinking water. Until the water meets quality standards, bottled water, water filters and replacement cartridges and bottled water will be supplied as needed to Flint water system customers through the water resource sites.
Since Jan. 9, through Water Response Teams and Water Resource Sites, more than 2 million cases of bottled water; more than 127,600 water filters; more than 282,000 replacement cartridges; and more than 52,100 at-home water testing kits have been distributed to Flint water system customers.
Additional information is available at www.michigan.gov/flintwater, by calling United Way 211 or visiting www.helpforflint.com. For information about Medicaid eligibility visit www.michigan.gov/mibridges or call the Michigan Health Care Help Line, 1-855-789-5610, TTY 1-866-501-5656.
The State of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with federal agencies, the city of Flint, Genesee County and local community organizations.
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.