'We’re all just trying to pull together': Benton Harbor water site volunteers will now be paid $15 an hour
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — The State of Michigan has agreed to remove and replace all of the lead water pipes in Benton Harbor within the next 18 months. It's a major relief for those living there, but volunteers have been trying to bring attention to the crisis for years.
Advocates like Reverend Edward Pinkney have spent the last two-and-a-half years urging local and state officials to do something about the unsafe water coming into their homes.
Volunteers have distributed thousands of cases of bottled water to residents over that time, donating their time and energy for no pay.
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