… First, the old Chest Creek source, which provided drinking water for the system until this year did not contain any fluoride naturally. The new well sources, however, do produce water with a small amount of fluoride introduced by the surrounding geology. Second, we have observed issues with water quality that we believe to be related to the use of fluoride chemical. Specifically, the use of Fluorosilicic appears to be creating isolated instances of discolored water and high iron content, due to an increased corrosiveness. Eliminating this chemical should help to prevent these occurrences. Finally, the artificial addition of fluoride is not required by law and Patton is one of the last communities in the area fluoridating its water. The elimination of the fluoride chemical will help to keep operational costs, and subsequently, our user rates, lower.
… The date of final removal of fluoride chemicals will be on or after October 31, 2016…
*Original online at http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/patton.pa_.10-31-16.pdf