NEWS RELEASE: Water Resource Sites Remain Operational During the Holidays

Sites closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day per normal business hours.

FLINT, Mich. – Flint water system customers are reminded that all Community Water Resource Sites will be open during normal hours of operation throughout the holiday season, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD). Per normal business hours, the sites will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, which both fall on a Sunday.

Individuals who are in need of bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits are able to access supplies on Christmas Eve Day and New Year’s Eve Day. Water supplies will not be available at any of the nine locations on Sunday, Dec. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 1.

“We will have plenty of bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home testing kits for anyone who needs them to last through the holiday” said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD.

Residents who are homebound or have access or functional needs should call United Way 2-1-1 to schedule a rapid response delivery. Home delivery will not be available on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

To obtain water supplies or recycle water bottles and used cartridges, please visit any one of following nine locations. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

  • Ross Plaza, 2320 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)

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

Since Jan. 9, through Water Response Teams and Water Resource Sites, more than 3,689,814 million cases of bottled water; 145,488 thousand water filters; 316,458 thousand replacement cartridges; and 57,728 thousand at-home water testing kits have been distributed to Flint water system customers.

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.

The state of Michigan’s mission continues to ensure Flint residents have access to safe, clean drinking water. Until the water meets quality standards, bottled water, water filters and replacement cartridges will be supplied as needed to Flint water system customers through the water resource sites.

Additional information is available at, by calling United Way 211 or visiting

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