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BENTON HARBOR, MI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants the Michigan Legislature to appropriate $11.4 million to help fund lead service line removals in Benton Harbor, where residents are relying on bottled water amid an escalating water crisis.
Whitmer met with community leaders in Benton Harbor on Tuesday, Oct. 19 as part of a “listening session” in which she called on state lawmakers to help cover the estimated $30 million cost to replace all the lead pipes within the city’s aged network of buried water lines.
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