Flint Water System Customers Can Visit Any Other Location for Supplies
FLINT, MICH. – The Community Water Resource Site at the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church will be closed for the day on Tuesday, May 23, due to prior facility commitments, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).
The 2nd ward site will stop distributing water supplies at 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, and reopen at noon on Wednesday, May 24. Flint water system customers are encouraged to visit any of the eight other locations on Tuesday, May 23, to obtain bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits.
“The St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church is 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. “Sometimes our local partners have prior commitments to the property and we have to honor their requests. If you need water supplies on Tuesday, please go to any of the other Community Water Resource Sites in the city of Flint. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
To obtain water supplies on Tuesday, May 23, please visit any one of the following locations:
- Carmel Baptist Church, 1610 W. Pierson Road (Ward 1)
- 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 michigan.gov/flintwater, by calling United Way 2-1-1 or visiting www.helpforflint.com.