Chris Christie on Wednesday said New Jerseyans have to learn to live with the fact that they do not have access to a public water supply.
Christie made the remarks during a town hall event at his home in Paramus, New Jersey.
He also addressed the fact the water supply in New Jersey is a mix of municipal and federal water.
He said the problem has not gone away.
“I don`t care what you call it,” Christie said.
“It has not.”
Christie has not been available for an interview, but his spokeswoman issued a statement Thursday saying, “Gov.
Christie has been a strong advocate for protecting the health and safety of New Jersey residents for the last seven years.””
While he has made some good decisions in the past, the water issue is a serious one for the state,” spokeswoman Sara Donovan wrote.
“As governor, he has taken steps to address the issue and will continue to work with the Legislature to enact solutions that are best for the people of New Christie.”
New Jersey Gov.
Jim McGreevey, a Republican, has pledged to make water access a priority and has promised to spend $3 billion to improve the state`s water system.