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Introduced by Council
Int. No. 34
By Council Members Williams and Richards
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 17-198 to read as follows:
§ 17-198 Fluoridation of municipal water supply. a. Definitions.  For purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1. "Fluoridation" shall mean treatment of water by the adjustment of fluoride ion concentrations to provide the optimum fluoride concentration in water.
2. "Parts per million (ppm)" shall mean a unit of concentration expressed in parts per million (ppm) and is equivalent to milligrams per liter.
3. "Municipal water supply" shall mean 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 ppm of the fluoride ion, provided, however, the concentration of such ion shall not exceed 1.0 ppm at any time.
§ 2.  This local law shall take effect 180 days after enactment, 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.
KET 1/29/14 1:05PM
Int. 0608-2011
LS 126/2014