The Holmen Village Board will restart its fluoridation program and will ask voters again next year whether they want Holmen’s water fluoridated. The proposal by board member Mike Dunham was approved at Thursday’s monthly board meeting.
Last month, the village board postponed restarting fluoridation until new equipment could be installed to use powdered sodium fluoride rather than liquid hydrofluorosilicic acid. Nobody else in Wisconsin uses powdered sodium fluoride, and it was going to cost the village about $80,000 to get that system up and running.
Holmen now must test its equipment which hasn’t been used in several years and order hydrofluorosilicic acid. Fluoridation could restart by late May or early June.
The referendum question is expected to be on the ballot for the April 2014 election.
See next week’s Courier-Life for more details.