CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Officials for a North Carolina water system say they’re going to resume fluoridating drinking water nearly eight months after a system malfunction led to a crisis.

The Herald-Sun of Durham reports the Orange Water and Sewer Authority temporarily ceased fluoridation on Feb. 2 after too much fluoride was released into the water at a treatment plant.

After an independent review of the situation, the authority purchased new equipment and inproved monitoring of the fluoride feed system at a cost of $162,000.

Restaurants and hotels were shuttered, schools in Chapel Hill and Carrboro closed early and operations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shut down. The men’s basketball game between North Carolina and Notre Dame was moved from Chapel Hill to Greensboro because of the water system’s problem.


Information from: The Herald-Sun, http://www.herald-sun.com