AP stops water fluoridation 'We have no quality control over fluoride injection into the water' - City Manager Julian Deleon
Published: September 5, 2013
AVON PARK - Citing "no quality control," City Manager Julian Deleon has stopped the injection of fluoride into the city's drinking water.
Deleon said he contacted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to request permission to discontinue the fluoridation practice. The fluoride injection system has technology problems, he said.
The water demand drops off "drastically" during the very early morning hours such as around 2 a.m., Deleon noted.
The problem is that the fluoride injection pump has a fixed speed so when water demand is low it continues to pump the same amount of fluoride as during the periods of peak demand, he said.
"Based on my evaluation, we have no quality control over fluoride injection into the water," Deleon said......