Governor Rick Snyder said Friday he hopes the water in Flint might be safe to drink again in three months, but it's impossible to predict because it's not a question of time, but of science.

He also said, It's going to be based on tests and science and people believing, including outside experts, that it's safe to drink.  The governor also added, We would all hope sooner, rather than later, but it's not based on time, it's based on science, facts and caution.

A large number of state lawmakers joined Snyder at the luncheon to watch him sign a $28 million supplemental appropriation bill for Flint from the state's 2015-16 budget, which Snyder has described as only one step in addressing the public health and infrastructure catastrophic resulting from lead contamination of city drinking water.