Fluoride is going back into the water in Bradford.
Last year, the town's water commission decided to stop putting fluoride into the town's water supply. The change came as the town rebuilt its water system. The commission said there was no hard evidence that fluoride was necessary, and not having it would save ratepayers close to $1,500 a year. But residents started a petition to get fluoride back, and at a special election Tuesday night, fluoride supporters won 50-38.The water commission has no plans to appeal.
"We as a board felt that we wanted to do what the people want. They put us on to serve on this board and it's the will of the people. If the people want it, then that is what we are going to go with," said Robert Nutting of the Bradford Water Commission.
By adding fluoride back into the water supply, ratepayers will likely see a $3-$4 yearly increase in their bills.