City government

WAC to hear arguments from opponents of fluoridation

By From page A4 | May 22, 2013

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What: Davis Water Advisory Committee

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall

Watch it: Live on City Government Channel 16 on Comcast and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99

The Davis Water Advisory Committee will continue its fluoridation education Thursday on the merits and drawbacks of injecting fluoride into the city’s drinking water.

This time those in opposition to fluoridation are up to bat.

In April, community members in favor of fluoridation were given the opportunity to present their case to the WAC as to why the city should add the compound to its water supplies, saying it plays a direct role in reducing cavities and dental decay — especially in children — and that it saves families a lot of money on dental care, among other benefits.

If the City Council, which has the ultimate say on the matter, elects to go with fluoride, it will have to add the substance to the city’s well system water and eventually the surface water that’s delivered by the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project beginning in 2017.

The water committee will not deliberate the pros and cons or make a recommendation to the council until its meeting June 27. The council is expected to rule on the matter July 9.

Tom Sakash

Tom Sakash covers the city beat for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at [email protected], (530) 747-8057 or @TomSakash.
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