Snowmass Votes To Add Fluoride Back To Water

October 22, 2015

Fluoride will return to the water supply of a small Colorado town known for its ski area.

The Aspen Daily News reports that fluoride was no longer added to the water in Snowmass Village after the Water & Sanitation District Board voted for its removal in July.

But a survey of the district's water users showed that 64 percent favor fluoride.

That was enough to convince board member Michael Shore, who voted for fluoride's removal in July. He provided the tie-breaking vote for returning the chemical in the board's 3-2 decision Wednesday.

Shoe said he's personally against fluoridation but wanted to go with the public's input.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lowered its recommended fluoride level in April.