City asked to remove fluoride from water

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City asked to remove fluoride from water

Utilities Commission will weigh issue
Tim Gump, an operator at the Durango Water Treatment Plant, pours granular sodium fluoride into the hopper of a Volumeteric Feeder on Tuesday at the water plant. The fluoride mixes with water before it’s introduced to the filtered water as it leaves the plant. Durango’s main water supply, the Florida River, averages 0.20 parts per million of fluoride naturally. The water plant raises the level to 0.70 ppm before it reaches taps.
Granular sodium fluoride mixes with water before it’s introduced to the filtered water as it leaves the Durango Water Treatment Plant. Some residents are asking city officials to eliminate fluoride use in its water.
Laura Rieck, an operator at the Durango Water Treatment Plant, looks at water flowing out of a Volumeteric Feeder after it was mixed with fluoride Tuesday at the water plant. On May 6, the city lowered its fluoride dosing from 0.9 milligrams per liter to 0.7 milligrams per liter to match federal standards.

City asked to remove fluoride from water

Tim Gump, an operator at the Durango Water Treatment Plant, pours granular sodium fluoride into the hopper of a Volumeteric Feeder on Tuesday at the water plant. The fluoride mixes with water before it’s introduced to the filtered water as it leaves the plant. Durango’s main water supply, the Florida River, averages 0.20 parts per million of fluoride naturally. The water plant raises the level to 0.70 ppm before it reaches taps.
Granular sodium fluoride mixes with water before it’s introduced to the filtered water as it leaves the Durango Water Treatment Plant. Some residents are asking city officials to eliminate fluoride use in its water.
Laura Rieck, an operator at the Durango Water Treatment Plant, looks at water flowing out of a Volumeteric Feeder after it was mixed with fluoride Tuesday at the water plant. On May 6, the city lowered its fluoride dosing from 0.9 milligrams per liter to 0.7 milligrams per liter to match federal standards.
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