Water fluoridation for Del Mar, Carmel Valley delayed

By City News Service

The city of San Diego will not add fluoride to water as scheduled tomorrow, it was announced Tuesday.

Officials planned to increase the fluoride levels in the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Imperial Beach. Arian Collins, of the city Public Utilities Department, said no new date has been set.

“The staff just felt we needed more testing and training before we start the process,” Collins said.

Fluoride is an additive that has gone into water in many areas for decades. It occurs in naturally in small amounts, and some is added to water imported to San Diego. However, more is required to meet standards of the state
Department of Public Health.

Supporters say fluoride is critical to the dental health of children, while some activists claim fluoride is linked to cancer.

The smaller cities involved in the plan receive their water from the city of San Diego.

San Diego’s water system was exempted from the state regulations until sufficient outside funding could be secured to add fluoride. Funding was obtained from the First 5 Commission of San Diego County, which offered over
$3.9 million to operate and maintain three water treatment plants.

Related posts:

  1. Del Mar, Carmel Valley water supply to get additional fluoride
  2. Boil order in effect after water main break
  3. County to seek money to track beach water quality
  4. Board vote revives beach water tests
  5. Traffic, lane closure remain after water main break

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=19940

Posted by admin on Dec 22, 2010. Filed under Carmel Valley, Del Mar, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]
  • ‘Kachina Dolls and Dances’ to be topic at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society lecture
    Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the im […]