Lead service line replacements accelerate in Benton Harbor

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – Lead service lines in Benton Harbor are being replaced quicker thanks to warmer weather and an increased number of contractors, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced.

Ninety people are currently working on the project, including 31 local residents, project manager Abonmarche said.

As of Thursday morning, 582 lead service lines have been replaced, including 110 in the past 30 days alone.

Around 3,800 lines still need to be replaced.

Residents are asked to fill out a “Right of Access” Water Service Line Replacement Agreement form so contractors can access private property. More than 1,200 have been filled out so far.

Click here to fill out and submit a form.

To view progress on the lead service line replacement project, visit the city’s project dashboard.

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