Multibillionaire Bill Gates is drinking water from the toilet again — thanks, Obama.

That’s a pretty cool trick, but the water that has people concerned at the moment is from the , into which the EPA accidentally released millions of gallons of toxic wastewater. Never fear, though; officials from the Environmental Protection Agency are in Colorado and New Mexico to assess the situation and promise to “let science be our guide” in the cleanup effort.

Gov. John Hickenlooper yesterday showed how badass he is by taking a drink straight from the river, after treating it with an iodine tablet. He doesn’t recommend others follow his lead, though.

The Durango Herald reports:

… the drinking exercise indicated that state officials are more than confident that the river does not pose a toxic risk to humans, as they publicly stated on Tuesday.

“Am I willing to go out there and demonstrate that we’re back to normal?” Hickenlooper asked out loud after The Durango Herald raised the idea with the governor. “Certainly. I’m happy to do that. I’m dead serious.”