Close to 2500 ratepayers in the south and west of Waikato district will be sent postal surveys this week to ensure their views on fluoride are also considered, as they will not receive HCC’s referendum in this year’s local elections voting papers. HCC is holding the referendum following their decision earlier this year to stop adding fluoride to the public water supply.
The properties in Tamahere, Matangi, Puketaha, Gordonton and Te Kowhai receive 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.
The survey uses the same wording as Hamilton’s referendum, and will ensure the voices of ratepayers who receive water from Hamilton city are also heard. Results will be shared with HCC by the 12 October election day.