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File #: Int 0581-2018    Version: * Name: Fluoridation of the municipal water supply.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to fluoridation of the municipal water supply
Sponsors: The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)
Summary: The bill would reduce the permissible levels of fluoride in New York City drinking water from 1.0 mg/L to .07 mg/L.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 581, 2. Int. No. 581, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda
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2/14/2018*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/2018*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 581

 

By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to fluoridation of the municipal water supply

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Chapter one of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.7 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.7 Fluoridation of municipal water supply. a. Definitions.  For purposes of this section the following terms have the following meanings:

Fluoridation. The term "fluoridation" means treatment of water by the adjustment of fluoride ion concentrations to provide the optimum fluoride concentration in water.

Parts per million. "Parts per million" means a unit of concentration expressed in parts per million and is equivalent to milligrams per liter.

Municipal water supply. "Municipal water supply" means all pipes, mains and structures owned and/or maintained by the city, for the conveyance of drinking water to the public for human consumption or any connection to the municipal water supply system.

b. The municipal water supply shall be fluoridated in the following manner: a fluoride compound shall be added to the municipal water supply at an optimum concentration of about 0.7 parts per million of the fluoride ion, provided, however, the concentration of such ion shall not exceed 1.0 parts per million at any time.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of health shall take such actions as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

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