Highland Park residents can get free cases of water to stay hydrated in extreme heat

Posted at 11:09 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 11:09:17-04

(WXYZ) — Highland Park residents will be able to stay hydrated during the heat with free cases of water.

The water was donated by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits.

One case of water per household will be distributed Friday at the Ernest T. Ford Recreation Center located at 10 Pitkin St. while supplies last. It will be handed out between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Earlier this week, Highland Park city officials told residents that after doing several water tests, they found high lead levels, higher than action level, in nine homes. Residents were advised to flush their water lines and get their water tested.

City officials are handing out water filters to residents as a result of the lead levels, but some residents say the hours to pick up those filters are inconvenient.