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.

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Volunteer-Assisted Distributions:

Beginning Sunday, December 5, 2021, all volunteer-assisted distributions will take place at the Benton Harbor High School:

870 Colfax Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.

Sundays

  • 2-4pm - volunteers from Abundant Life C.O.G.I.C

  • 4-6pm - volunteers from Brotherhood of All Nations

Mondays

  • 12-2pm - volunteers from Abundant Life C.O.G.I.C

  • 4-6pm - volunteers from New Covenant Community Baptist

 

Tuesdays

  • 12-2pm - volunteers from Abundant Life C.O.G.I.C

  • 4-6pm - volunteers from Ebenezer Baptist Church

 

Wednesdays

  • 12-2pm - volunteers from Purpose Church Ministries

  • 4-6pm - volunteers from Purpose Church Ministries

 

Thursdays

  • 12-2pm - volunteers from Ebenezer Baptist Church

  • 4-6pm - volunteers from Brotherhood of All Nations

 

Saturdays

  • 12-2pm - volunteers from Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor

  • 2-4pm - volunteers from New Covenant Community Baptist

Self-Service Pick-Up:

**City residents are welcome to pick-up cases of water during the times listed below. Please be advised that there will NOT be assistance in loading these cases. Residents will need to load their own cases into their vehicles.

This is located at the SMCAA Warehouse: 331 Miller Street

   - Mondays from 10am-2pm

   - Wednesdays from 10am-2pm

   - Thursdays from 10am-2pm

   - Fridays from 10am-2pm

Questions? Contact Dashuna Robinson, local MDHHS Project Coordinator for water distribution services in Benton Harbor with

all questions and concerns.

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SMCAA is unable to offer water delivery to home-bound residents. However, other local agencies are filling this critical need. For more information, or to speak to someone to arrange water delivery please contact
2-1-1 which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Residents can also call the Berrien County Health Department water hotline at 800-815-5485, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule drop-offs. 

Upcoming Distribution Dates, Times, and Locations

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