BHSJ CHA is Prepared to Support City of Three Rivers
Thursday August 3, 2023
BHSJ CHA is working in conjunction with the City of Three Rivers, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to support the Action Level Exceedance notification
“Our agency is prepared to assist the city and the residents to support the health of the community,” said Rebecca Burns, Health Officer. “In collaboration with the Department of Public Services, our agency will be a distribution point for residents who are on the city’s water system. We commend the city for their collaboration and partnership in this process. We understand that residents will have concerns, our agency stands together with our partners to support you.”
“The city of Three Rivers will be working with Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, as they have oversight for municipal water systems. Our Environmental Health and Clinical Services teams will continue to provide the services residents have come to expect in addition to supporting the city with filter distribution and education,” says Paul Andriacchi, Environmental Health Director.
Filter distribution will begin on Tuesday August 8, 2023 starting at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at our Three Rivers location, 1110 Hill Street, Three Rivers. The city of Three Rivers will also begin distribution on that day from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Department of Public Services, 1015 S. Lincoln Ave., Three Rivers. Distribution will continue from both locations Monday through Friday at the stated times above. Additionally, we are working with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to support community events where distribution will take place. Follow the City of Three Rivers and BHSJ CHA websites and social media sites for information on when events are scheduled.
To be eligible for a filter you must:
- Have a child living in or frequently visiting the home, who is under the age of 18
- Have a pregnant person living in the home
- A resident of the city, on the city’s water system
- A recipient of Medicaid or WIC services
- You attest that you cannot afford to purchase a filter at a store
Please bring a driver’s license or photo ID to confirm that you live in the city. If you have no license or photo ID, please bring a copy of your city water bill. Filters will be distributed 1 per household. Houses that have multiple units will be provided 1 filter per apartment unit. You will receive either a PUR filter that attaches to the end of your standard kitchen faucet, or if you have a spray nozzle at the end of your kitchen faucet, you will receive a BRITA filtering water pitcher.
Additional information regarding lead, using your filter, and the health effects of lead is available at www.bhsj.org or https://www.michigan.gov/mileadsafe. Your can also call our offices at 269-273-2161 and use option 9 to speak with someone on our staff.
The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is committed to promoting wellness, preventing disease, providing health care, and protecting the environment.