Providing residents of Benton Harbor cases of bottled drinking water, due to lead pipes. The directive comes a week after officials urged locals in Benton Harbor, a city of 9,600 people, to use bottled water for drinking, cooking and brushing their teeth, a glass of drinking water is not safe for families to drink due to elevated levels of lead in water testing. For six consecutive sampling periods over the last three years, the Benton Harbor water system has failed to meet the regulatory standard for lead. The stress that moms and dads in Benton Harbor are under as they emerge from a pandemic, work hard to put food on the table, pay the bills, and face a threat to the health of their children. The services lines may be completed in 2023. Benton Harbor sources its water from Lake Michigan. Elevated lead levels in water has been an issue for several years in the city, where 85% of the population is Black, 5% Hispanic and about 45% have an income below the federal poverty line, according to the U.S. Census. Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials and service lines contain lead corrosion. Lead exposure harms brain development in children and it causes both short and long-term health problems for adults, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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