CLEARWATER – Fluoride in drinking water made the news again in January when the city of Pinellas Park voted to provide the additive to its citizens as soon as it can find funding to pay for the equipment.
Pinellas County Commissioner Neil Brickfield made a motion at the Feb. 7 regular meeting to call for a referendum on fluoridation. The county stopped adding fluoride to drinking water supplied to retail and wholesale customers on Jan. 1.
Brickfield was one of four commissioners who voted to remove stop adding fluoride. He said there seemed to be enough interest to put it to the public to decide.
The motion died for a lack of a second.