FLINT, Mich. – The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division reminds Flint residents and water customers that Fire Station No. 3 will be ending water supply distribution at noon on Thursday, May 26.
The fire station, located at 1525 Martin Luther King Ave., will no longer be distributing bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits. Anyone in need of water supplies is urged to visit any of the five Community Water Resource Sites open across the city of Flint.
Individuals who are homebound or have access and functional needs should call United Way 2-1-1 to schedule a rapid response delivery.
“If you need water supplies, please visit any Community Water Resource Site in the city of Flint,” said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “These neighborhood locations are staffed by Flint residents to help Flint residents. As we secure more local partners, we will be opening additional resource sites.”
To obtain water supplies or recycle water bottles and used filter cartridges, please visit any one of the following locations:
- Ross Plaza, 2320 W. Pierson Road (Ward 1)
- Universal Systems, 1401 E. Stewart Ave. (Ward 3)
- West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court St. (Ward 6)
- Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road (Ward 7)
- Eastown Bowl Bowling Alley, 3001 S. Dort Highway (Ward 9)
The hours of operations for these community sites are:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday and Friday: Noon – 8 p.m.
All Community Water Resource Sites will be open as scheduled for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.
At-home water testing kits can be dropped off at any Community Water Resource Site or Flint City Hall, located at 1101 Saginaw St. The Flint Water Plant is no longer accepting the water samples.
Additional Community Water Resource Sites will open in city neighborhoods within the next month. These sites will be staffed by Flint residents, with hiring coordinated by GST Michigan Works! Applications are still being accepted at gsworks.org.
A consensus among state, federal and independent water quality experts shows Flint’s water quality continues to improve and is safe to drink as long as a filter is in place. Out of an abundance of caution, pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 6 years old are recommended to continue to drink bottled water.
The State of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with federal agencies, the city of Flint, Genesee County and local community organizations.