Tell Patch: Should Fluoride Be Added to Hightstown’s Water Again?
Let us know what you think in the comments.
Hightstown council members have said they will need to determine whether fluoride should once again be added to the water supply once the malfunctioning equipment is fixed.
Residents were notified in March that fluoride was removed from the water supply after a November 2010 malfunction in the plant, according to a notice posted on the Borough’s website.
A New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection spokesman told Patch in March that a communication mix-up within the department led to residents not receiving notification, and Hightstown did not violate any procedures.
“They didn’t violate anything, we just think it’s good information for the public to have,” DEP spokesman Larry Hajna said in March. “It’s not an enforcement action, it’s a public information tool.”
Patch wants to know what you think. Do you want fluoride put back into the water supply, or do you think it should be left out? What do you think are the benefits to having fluoride or not having it in the water?