Sacramento Officials Extend Water Fluoridation Program
Last week, the Sacramento City Council agreed to extend until June 30, 2015, the city's water fluoridation program in exchange for a $550,000 grant from the First 5 Sacramento Commission. Â A study by the city's Department of Utilities found that annual operation and maintenance costs for the program were nearly $1 million in recent years. The rest of the funding for extending the fluoridation program will be obtained through city residents' and businesses' water bills.
- "Sacramento City Council Extends Fluoride Program Despite Rising Costs" (Lillis, Sacramento Bee, 7/30).