Michigan governor will drink Flint tap water for a month

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LANSING, Mich. — The governor of Michigan is accepting a challenge from the people of Flint.

There is an ongoing debate over what can be done to replace the city’s aging water pipes full of dangerous lead.

But Governor Rick Snyder insists the immediate crisis is over, and the water is once again safe to drink, as long as it is filtered.

So residents challenged him to drink it, and Snyder agreed; he will drink nothing but Flint tap water for a month.

He visited the city on Monday and left with his first five-gallon container — with a filter on it.