Community Water Resource Site in 1st Ward Moving on Monday

Flint Water System Customers Can Visit Any Location for Water Supplies

FLINT, MICH. – The Community Water Resource Site in the city of Flint’s 1st ward will move to a new location next week, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).

Effective at noon on Monday, May 22, the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 1610 W. Pierson Rd., will open as the official Community Water Resource Site for Ward 1. The site is being moved from the current site at Ross Plaza, 2320 W. Pierson Road.

“The Genesee County Land Bank—which owns the Ross Plaza site—has been 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. “We appreciate that they allowed us to use their property to distribute the water supplies that Flint residents depend on. Those who need water resources on Monday can visit Mt. Carmel Baptist Church or any other open location in the city of Flint.”

At 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, water supplies will no longer be distributed from the Ross Plaza location. To obtain water supplies on Monday, May 22, please visit any one of the following locations:

  • Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1610 W. Pierson Road (Ward 1)
  • St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 3020 DuPont St. (Ward 2)
  • Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 4805 N. Saginaw St. (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)
  • Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3502 Lapeer Rd (Ward 7)
  • Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 3410 Fenton Road (Ward 8)
  • Eastown Bowling Alley, 3001 S. Dort Highway (Ward 9)

The hours of operation for these community sites are:

  • Monday through Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.

Every Community Water Resource Site also accepts water supply recycling. Residents can drop off empty water bottles and used cartridges at all nine 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. 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.

Additional information is available at, by calling United Way 2-1-1 or visiting

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