KKW To Discontinue Water Fluoridation

Our fluoride feed pumps were turned off this morning (11/9) at around 7:00 am. Some customers (those near our treatment facilities) had an immediate drop in fluoride to the natural background levels of about 0.25 parts per million. Within a couple weeks all customers will have that same background level of natural fluoride as the remaining treated water in our distribution system is utilized.

 

The Water District is pleased with the outcome of the fluoride referendum. It’s evident that the voting public is now more informed about the subject than they were back in 2002, when fluoridation was voted in. The Water District thanks the Campaign to Reconsider Water Fluoridation volunteers and in particular the voters for their knowledgeable decision to cease the addition of fluoride to our water. We look forward to staying true to our mission of providing the highest quality of water at the lowest reasonable cost.

 

Here are the results:

 

Kennebunk 2571 yes and 4842 no

Kennebunkport 792 yes and 1679 no

Wells 2245 yes and 4436 no

Arundel 800 yes and 1692 no

Ogunquit 330 yes and 537 no

Biddeford 129 yes and 149 no

York 51 yes and 50 no.

Totals: 6918 yes and 13,385 no

Result: 34% yes and 66% no.