Sheridan to stop adding fluoride to water

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - The Sheridan City Council has voted to cease adding fluoride to the city's water.

The Sheridan Press reports the unanimous decision Monday came after the council received results of a community survey in which 55 percent of the respondents favored discontinuing fluoridation of the water system.

City Utilities Director Dan Roberts said a four- to six-week supply of fluoride remains on-hand for the water supply and disposing of it would cost the city an additional $1,700.

The council decided to have the city pay the cost to dispose of the leftover supply. Roberts said the equipment used to fluoridate the water could be repurposed for other uses at the water plant.

Many residents voiced opposition to the water additive, which began about four years ago.