House Bill No. 5350
Public Act No. 16-4
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON FLUORIDATION OF THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Section 19a-38 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):
[Wherever the fluoride content of public water supplies serving twenty thousand or more persons supplies less than eight-tenths of a milligram per liter of fluoride, the person, firm, corporation or municipality having jurisdiction over the supply] A water company, as defined in section 25-32a, shall add a measured amount of fluoride to the water supply of any water system that it owns and operates and that serves twenty thousand or more persons so as to maintain [a] an average monthly fluoride content [of between eight-tenths of a milligram per liter and one and two-tenths milligrams per liter] that is not more or less than 0.15 of a milligram per liter different than the United States Department of Health and Human Services' most recent recommendation for optimal fluoride levels in drinking water to prevent tooth decay.
Approved May 2, 2016