CACHE, Okla. (AP) — City officials in the southwestern Oklahoma town of Cache are putting an indefinite hold on upgrades to the city’s water service.
Mayor Shawn Komacheet says the water at two test wells drilled earlier this year is not fit for drinking. He says the city will look for other options for expanding its water system.
The engineer of the $2 million project told the City Council in October that high levels of fluoride were found in the water and that it would not be usable unless treated. The engineer said the city could abandon the test wells and the project for about $38,400.
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Cache is in Comanche County
The wells for the following levels in Cache’s water were not identified.
In the 1993 Fluoridation Census 1992. Volume 1 by the US Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Services
Cache was listed with a 5.4 ppm level of fluoride in its water and a population of 1,800
In a 1969 publication, Natural Fluoride Content of Community Water Supplies, by the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Bureau of Health Professions Education and Manpower Training, Division of Dental Health, Bethesda, Maryland