After a change in source from treated Lake Huron water (via Detroit) to the Flint River, the city's drinking water had a series of problems that culminated with lead contamination, creating a serious public health danger. The corrosive Flint River water caused lead from aging pipes to leach into the water supply, causing extremely elevated levels of lead.
Ionia area community organizations and individuals have set up several drop-off sites around the area for your convenience. We can accept full cases of commercially packaged water only (no loose bottles). Not accepted are canned water, carbonated water, or flavored water.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
January 31st - February 28th
Drop off water anytime during normal business hours at these various businesses.
-- Main Street Music
-- Ionia Public Safety
-- Rite Aid
-- Margaret's Delicatessen
--Third Wave Coffee
Colwell Wier Hoppough Reality
Febuary 6th at 6:30 p.m.
Ionia Movie Theater
Bring a case of water, get $5 off entry fee that night to Lights! Camera! Auction!
February 20th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Community Collection Drive
Saranac High School
Walmart - Ionia
Marathon - Ionia
Leppinks - Belding
If you need water picked up or have questions feel free to call:
IONIA - Tina Wolbers at 616-527-9190, M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
SARANAC - Shuri Griffin at 616-318-3384
BELDING - Matt Bush at 616-835-2453
Wish to make a monetary donation? Bring your kind donation to a Community Collection Drive location. Make checks out to Clearstory Cultural Centre.