Gov. Snyder's office involved in ongoing water crisis - WNEM TV 5

Gov. Snyder's office involved in ongoing water crisis

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The Flint Northwestern varsity football team practiced on full contact, highlighting the importance of the team’s helmets and pads.

But the most important thing on the field is in an orange jug.

"They drink a lot of water, and I just hope I got enough," said Fred Jackson, varsity football coach.

It’s a new concern for Jackson, because he’s only using bottled water, not chancing the tap.

"The safest thing to do, the safest bet, is just to get bottled water and leave it at that," Jackson said.

Many people are doing just that, while city and state leaders try to answer the lead problem in Flint, Gov. Rick Snyder’s office is now involved.

In a statement, they said they will "continue to work with state, federal and city staffs and agencies on a variety of approaches to address concerns with Flint water infrastructure."

But no other details are known about his action plan.

State Rep. Sheldon Neeley, Flint, called Snyder's leadership with the ongoing water issue disappointing.

"The Governor's Office has been very elusive in providing answers, and very slow in providing answers in this emergency," Neeley said.

But says he's even more concerned about the decisions made while Flint was under state receivership and an emergency manager.

"It's a dictator imposing his will in a community, and these are the adverse effects, children with lead in their blood," Neeley said.

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