Snyder drinks filtered Flint water

DSC_0039Governor Rick Snyder says he plans to drink filtered Flint tap water for the next 30 days.

Snyder says he is responding to critics who have complained he should be drinking the water like people who live in Flint…

“So I’m going to drink filtered Flint water from this wonderful home I visited. I’m going to start drinking that tonight and do that for the next 30 days…when I’m at work and at home.”

Snyder says the home has a lead service line and its tap water has tested above the federal limit for lead.

The governor is encouraging people in Flint to take part in a plan to flush their pipes beginning next month.