WHAT WE KNEW: The Holmen Village Board stopped putting fluoride in April 2011 — just a week after it had started a fluoride program — saying it wanted to wait until new government guidelines were issued.
WHAT’S NEW: The village board approved restarting fluoridation of Holmen’s public water, in light of new state standards. The motion to reinstate was approved by a 4-to-3 vote.
WHAT’S NEXT: Holmen’s fluoride program will not restart until April 1, to give the village time to order necessary supplies and also to give Holmen citizens who do not want fluoridated water time to make adjustments. Also for the first six months, Holmen will publish on its village website results of in-house tests done periodically to make sure the fluoride level stays between the state-authorized range of 0.60 and 0.80 mg per liter.