City of Benton Harbor Water Distribution

It is SMCAA’s belief that clean water is vital to the health of communities and that everyone has the right to safe, clean water.

Since September 30, 2021, SMCAA has been offering bottled water to the residents of the City of Benton Harbor following reports of elevated levels of lead in the city-supplied water. The State of Michigan is providing free bottled water as City residents are being encouraged to use bottled water for cooking, drinking, brushing teeth, rinsing foods, and mixing powdered infant formula.

In partnership with Berrien County's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), United Way of Southwest Michigan, local faith-based organizations, and other local and state agencies, SMCAA continues to help people and change lives for the residents of the City of Benton Harbor.

Bottled water will continue to be distributed to City of Benton Harbor residents through a local-state partnership. The upcoming distribution locations and times are listed towards the bottom of this page.

Questions? Contact Tracy-Ann Jennings, local MDHHS Project Coordinator for water distribution services in Benton Harbor with all questions and concerns.

Volunteer-Assisted Water Access Location:

Starting Tuesday, May 31, 2022, bottled water distribution will be moving from the high school to the Boy & Girls Club of Benton Harbor Fettig Youth Campus: 600 Nate Wells Sr. Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. The followings days and times will have volunteers available to assist residents in loading cases into their vehicles:

   - Sundays from 2-4pm

   - Tuesdays from 9-11am

   - Saturdays from 12-2pm

Self-Service Water Access Location:

SMCAA will continue to distribute bottle water at the SMCAA Warehouse: 331 Miller Street. Please be advised that there will NOT be assistance in loading these cases. Residents will need to load their own cases into vehicles.

   - Mondays from 10am-2pm

   - Wednesdays from 10am-2pm

   - Thursdays from 10am-2pm

   - Fridays from 10am-2pm

Water Bottle Recycling:

Starting Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the recycling trailer will be relocated to the Housing Commission parking lot: 721 Nate Wells Sr. Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. This location is adjacent to the water distribution site at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor to continue to allow easy access for empty water bottle recycling for residents. 

Home Deliveries:

To arrange water delivery to homebound or residents without transportation in the City of Benton Harbor, contact 2-1-1, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you cannot get ahold of 211, please contact 844-875-9211.

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Upcoming Distribution Dates, Times, and Locations

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