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Strong fluoride support from affected Waikato residents

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12 October 2013

Strong fluoride support from affected Waikato district residents

Seventy six per cent of Waikato district ratepayers who receive their water from Hamilton city have said they want the water supply to be flouridated.

Close to 2,500 ratepayers in the south and west of Waikato district were surveyed in early September by Waikato District Council to ensure their views on fluoride were considered as they did not receive Hamilton City Council’s fluoride referendum in the local elections voting papers.

Of the 1,263 responses received:

· 965 voted for fluoride being added to Hamilton city’s public water supply

· 295 voted against

· 3 had no view

The results were shared yesterday with Hamilton City Council to ensure they are considered alongside the city’s fluoride referendum results.

The survey, which used the same wording as the referendum, was sent to properties in Tamahere, Matangi, Puketaha, Gordonton and Te Kowhai who receive their water from Hamilton city through an arrangement Waikato District Council has with the city. The water is supplied through the District Council’s reticulation network.

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