Fluoride suppliers not co-operating
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
By Kathryn Lucariello Carroll County News
EUREKA SPRINGS — Carroll-Boone Water District’s attempt to comply safely with the state’s new mandate to fluoridate drinking water systems that serve 5,000 or more people could be affected by the lack of cooperation from fluoride suppliers.
Carroll-Boone water operator René Fonseca testified at a House and Senate Interim Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor meeting in Hot Springs on Aug. 17 about the water district’s concerns that the state mandate allows for water operators to follow other guidelines with which they are charged.
To this end, state Rep. Loy Mauch of Bismarck attempted to introduce House Bill 1205, the Arkansas Water Additive Act. The Act establishes criteria for disclosure of content, impurities, testing and origin of anything added to drinking water supplies beyond those required by law for disinfection.