Michigan governor to drink Flint water for month - WNEM TV 5

Michigan governor to drink Flint water for month

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Courtesy: Gov. Rick Snyder Courtesy: Gov. Rick Snyder
FLINT, MI (WNEM/AP) -

 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he will drink Flint's water for roughly a month to show residents it is safe.

"I'm going to drink filtered Flint water from this home that I visited. I'll start drinking that tonight and for the next 30 days," said Snyder.

The Republican governor visited a house that had been confirmed to have high levels of lead and left with five gallons of water from a tap with a filter on it. At one point, the home tested for over 200 ppb of lead.

Snyder says when he's at home, it's going to be Flint water that he and his wife use.

Snyder said Monday he understands that people have said that if officials say the water is OK, then he should drink it, too. He will get refills from other homes as needed. 

When asked how the water tasted, Snyder said it was good.

Flint is under a state of emergency after lead from old pipes leached into the supply because the water was not treated properly.

Snyder, who has apologized for his administration's role in the crisis, is urging residents to use filtered water for drinking and cooking.

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