Water Response

Water Response
Posted on 10/24/2018

Please see the following message from Dr. Herrera:

Benton Harbor Area Schools

1995 Union Avenue, Benton Harbor MI 49023 | (269)-605-1000 |



October 24, 2018

Dear Benton Harbor Area Schools Parents/Guardians:

Here at BHAS, we are committed to ensuring our students and staff have access to safe drinking water. Based upon Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) reports, the City of Benton Harbor water supply has higher than acceptable lead levels in recent samples.  Therefore, the District is currently contracting with a certified testing laboratory to sample water locations throughout the District.  Until we have confirmed test results from every building, we will be providing the following safeguards for our students and staff:

  • Bottled water will be provided at every building for drinking
  • Food Service will be using bottled water in all buildings for food preparation.

Any questions regarding testing can be directed to Troy Boone, Chief Operations Officer, at (269) 605-1000.  To ensure you have the most current information, principals will continue to keep you apprised of details specific to their buildings.

We will continue to advise you of any updates via building principals, as they will have the specific details for each building.

For general information about water quality and sampling for lead at home you may contact your local water supplier or visit the Michigan DEQ website at



Dr. Robert Herrera


*Click here for additional information regarding lead sampling:
BH Water Response.pdf
Childhood Lead Poision info.pdf
EPA Flyer.pdf
State MI Water Response.pdf