Flint mayor unimpressed by Snyder's water pledge
FLINT, Mich. – Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is not impressed with Gov. Rick Snyder's pledge to drink filtered tap water from the city for a month to show that it's safe.
Weaver told reporters Tuesday that the Republican should "come and stay" for 30 days if he "really wanted to know what it's like to deal" with the lead-tainted water crisis.
Flint was under state control in 2014 when it switched from Detroit's water system to the Flint River to save money. The corrosive river water wasn't properly treated and caused lead to leach from old pipes into homes and businesses. Flint has since returned to Detroit's system.
Snyder made his pledge Monday.
Weaver says she believes it's too early to tell city residents it's OK to even drink filtered tap water.
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