Fluoridation Starts Soon in San Diego

Monday, Jan 31, 2011  |  Updated 9:19 PM PDT
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Fluoridation Starts Soon in San Diego

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The amount of fluoride in drinking water is about to increase for some areas in San Diego County, according to the Public Utilities Department.

The City of San Diego is scheduled to begin fluoridating drinking water at the Miramar Water Treatment Plant on Tuesday, which serves the northern parts of the city.

“Eventually, all residents in the City of San Diego, as well as residents of the cities of Coronado, Del Mar and Imperial Beach will receive fluoridated water,” said spokesperson Arian Collins.

Fluoride implementation will start Feb. 8 at the Alvarado Water Treatment Plant at Lake Murray, which serves the central parts of the City.

“Fluoride implementation at the Otay Water Treatment Plant, which serves southern areas of the City, is tentatively scheduled to occur the following week,” said Collins.

San Diego was supposed to begin water fluoridation in December, but it was delayed.

“So city staff could conduct additional testing of equipment and review employee safety and operational requirements before beginning the new water fluoridation process,” said Collins.

For more information, visit the City of San Diego's web page on "Water Fluoridation".

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