Drinking water and fluoride seminar Tuesday at Cannon Centre

Published on Monday, August 31, 2015

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Stages of fluorosis.

Stages of fluorosis.



Fluoride sources here.

A second seminar to learn about drinking water and fluoride will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Centre.

Customers of Greer Commission of Public Works and other residents interested in drinking water and fluoridation are invited to attend and make comments and ask questions.

The forums are being held after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) changed its recommended fluoride dose to .7 milligrams per liter this April. 

“Fluoride is one of the most important components of dental health ever discovered, and we know that,” Jeff Tuttle, CPW General Manager, said. “However, with HHS making these changes, we thought now is a good time to get input from our customers on the continued fluoridation of our community’s drinking water. Fluoride is prevalent in many products we use and consume daily.”

The final meeting will be held Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Blue Ridge High School.

CPW demand peak:  A July and overall record was set for electricity demand from Greer CPW with 88.08 megawatts on July 30. The previous record, 87.62 megawatts, was set on June 15.

That was a demand peak between 5-6 p.m. on July 30.

CPW’s total use for the month was 42,339,230-kilowatt hours, another record.

• $1.37 million bid awarded: A $1.37 million bid was awarded Dillard Excavating of Pelzer to remove rock and granite at the Hartwood Lake subdivision site. CPW will be constructing a 10-and 12-inch gravity sewer line. Homes are scheduled to be built on the 300 acres of land.

• Record gas month: July’s record month of 5,726 gasoline gallons equivalent topped June’s 5,315 established the benchmark. CNG sells for $1.75 (GGE). Waste management trucks, AT&T and semis with new natural gas conversions make up the bulk of sales, according to CPW officials.



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