Flouridation fails

By Zach Maxwell
11/6/2002

By a wide margin, Texarkana, Ark., residents voted not to flouridate the city's water system. Complete but unofficial results show 4,231 voted against the proposal and 2,467 voted for it.

Texarkana, Texas city officials initially raised the issue of flouridating the city's water, but delaying taking action in order to elevate a bond issue they put before the public Tuesday. However, since both sides of the city have to approve flouridation, the Arkansas-side vote effectively kills the effort.