Rutledge to test water supply for fluoride, phospate content
By Kelly Frizzell
Water in Rutledge will soon be regularly tested for fluoride content, according to the Rutledge City Council at its meeting Monday.
The council approved the purchase of a $1,020 instrument to test the city’s water for fluoride, as well as for chlorine and phosphates. The current instrument is not working properly, Mayor Spencer Knight said. The council voted to use money within the budget approved for general supplies to purchase the new instrument.
Land surrounding the Rutledge Oxidation Pond will soon be seeded with Rye and Bermuda grasses. The council voted to spend $2,550 to fertilize, seed and straw the land.
Up to $1,500 was also approved to pave the road to the oxidation pond with 72 tons of gravel. Any residents who wish to express opinions about how their tax monies are spent in Rutledge are encouraged to attend the budget hearings that will soon be held.
Contact the City of Rutledge for more information.