NOTICE: Valley Service Public Authority
June 22, 2021
Per requirements of SCDHEC and State Primary Drinking Water Regulations (Regulation 61-58), Valley Public Service Authority hereby gives notice that, due to the rising costs and decreased availability of our fluoride supply, VPSA will discontinue the use of fluoride in the treatment of our water supply. This change will take place on August 1, 2021. [Online here]
GLOVERVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – Fluoride is put in our water with the goal of preventing cavities. Over the years some people have questioned it. But now one local water service is doing away with it.
The Valley Public Services Authority in Gloverville is pumping the breaks on fluoride.
They say it all comes down to dollar signs. Parts of Graniteville, Warrenville, and Gloverville use Valley Public Services, but the fluoride in their water comes all the way from China. And the general manager here says it’s not coming cheap.
You’re looking at $3,500 dollars over the past five months. The general manager of the Valley Public Service Authority says this fluoride has almost doubled in price. And it doesn’t include the cost to keep it at safe levels. But the neighbors who use the water say it comes with benefits.