JAMES ROBERT DEAL ATTORNEY PLLC
PO Box 2276, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-2276
Telephone 425-771-1110, Fax 425-776-8081
November 2, 2011
SAVINGS COME WHEN SILICOFLUORIDE GOES
Everett City Council Mayor Ray Stephanson City Attorney James D. Iles 3002 Wetmore Ave Everett, WA 98201
Dear Council Members,
I write as vice-president of Washington Action for Safe Water. See www.WashingtonSafeWater.com.
If fluoridation is terminated, how much would the city save?
1) If the city terminated fluoridation, it would save around $___________ per year (probably around $200,000), the sum it uses to buy industrial grade toxic waste silicofluoride for injection into drinking water. Consult with Everett Utilities for the exact figure.
2) If the city terminated fluoridation, it would save the $___________ (I estimate $50,000, around $120 per ton) it spends each year on chemicals needed to neutralize the acidity caused by silicofluoride. Common alkalizers are sodium hydroxide (Draino®) or sodium carbonate (soda ash). For every ton of fluorosilicic acid used, a half ton of alkalizer must be used.
3) If the city terminated fluoridation, it would not be spending additional tens of thousands of dollars operating and maintain its fluoridation facilities.