At a Monday night meeting the Buffalo Board of Aldermen “voted to not use fluoride in the city water system anymore. Some board members said fluoride damages equipment and city trucks, and a lot of money can be saved by not using it.
“Buffalo residents voted to add fluoride to the water in April 2000 by a vote of 330 to 279. On Dec. 10, 2003, however, the Board of Aldermen decided to stop adding fluoride when the city’s current supply was depleted. This came about when the Dallas County Health Department notified the city that it would no longer pay for half of the supplies to place fluoride in the water system. After a meeting with Cheryl Eversole, director of the county health department, later in January, though, Mayor Jimmie Beckner cast the deciding vote to keep adding to the water, and the health department agreed to pay up to $1,000 per year for the fluoride.”
Title of article: Buffalo water rates going up, fluoride to be removed