The City of Benton Harbor will be experiencing subzero temperatures for approximately the next seventy-two (72) hours.
In response, the city is requesting that citizens make sure areas where plumbing is exposed (i.e. basements, crawl spaces, etc.) are adequately heated to avoid the possibility of water lines freezing. Additionally, the City is advising residents to allow their water to drip, through Saturday morning (February 2, 2019), to provide movement through their plumbing and water mains. While there have been no indications of excessive frost penetration, it is important that these measures be taken into account to prevent any potential difficulties.
Darwin Watson, City Manager
City of Benton Harbor, MI
An advisory to the Drinking Water Customers of the City of Benton Harbor
This summer, we collected water samples from thirty homes. Eight of those homes were above the Action Level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) for lead. The 90th percentile of samples was 22 ppb for lead.
All the Drinking Water Customers of the City of Benton Harbor, please open and read this notice: “Public Education Document for Lead and Copper”
Read more — COBH Public Advisory
Lead and Copper Information Sheet
BH Lead and Copper Results for 2018