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The fluoride wars come to Davis – and look who’s leading the way

Source: The Sacramento Bee | June 16th, 2013 | By Foon Rhee, Associate editor

… Davis voters in March approved a massive project to draw water from the Sacramento River and run it through a new $110 million treatment plant. Starting in 2016, Davis is to get 12 million gallons a day of treated water and its partner, Woodland, another 18 million gallons daily. Because there will be separate pipelines to the two cities, each gets to decide for itself whether to add fluoride.

Yolo County supervisors voted 4-1 last month for a nonbinding resolution in favor of fluoridated water. In Woodland, fluoridation isn’t a major controversy yet; the decision-making process isn’t as far along. In Davis, it’s a huge battle.

The city’s Water Advisory Committee is studying the issue so it can make a recommendation to the City Council. The committee heard from public health officials, then from opponents at a crowded meeting last month. At its next meeting June 27, it’s supposed to see an all-important report on the cost of fluoridation …