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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — An updated online dashboard shows more progress in the effort to replace thousands of lead service lines in Benton Harbor.
Testing results of the city's drinking water over the last three years show lead concentrations at least 50% above the federal action level. Thus, Benton Harbor residents have been encouraged to use bottled water for cooking, drinking, brushing teeth, rinsing foods, and mixing powdered infant formula.
In October, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for the replacement of the city's lead service lines in 18 months, providing just under $20 million to the city to speed up the initiative.
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