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City of Benton Harbor Water Response Resource and Opportunity Fair being to be held on October 6

Job opportunities, free home lead inspections and filter use and aerator cleaning demonstrations available 

LANSING, Mich. – The City of Benton Harbor Water Response Resource and Opportunity Fair is slated for Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor, Joel E. Smilow Teen Center, 190 W. Empire Avenue, from 4 to 6 p.m. Families will be able to get information about services and resources available to City of Benton Harbor residents to help reduce or eliminate lead from their homes.

Resources will include:

  • Job opportunities
  • Free home lead inspection sign-up
  • Home water testing kits
  • Filters and filter installation demonstrations
  • Aerator cleaning demonstrations
  • Free bottled water

“I have been in my home for more than 40 years and having my home inspected has revealed lead that I didn’t realize was in my house,” said Barbara Shaw, City of Benton Harbor resident and retired business owner. “The process was easy and impressive. They came out and spent two days going through my entire home. Now I have a plan that includes replacing my plumbing and my windows for free. I want to encourage my fellow Benton Harbor residents to come to the Resource Fair to sign up and take advantage of this opportunity. If you can get it done, get it done. It is definitely worth it.”

The Resource and Opportunity fair will also feature employers seeking employees, water response resources and information, as well as lead service line replacement information. The event will include information and representatives from local community organizations, the City of Benton Harbor, Berrien County Health Department, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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City of Benton Harbor Water Response Resource and Opportunity Fair flyer