Register Pajaronian 
Aug 24, 2010
The City of Watsonville has been cited by the California Department of Public Health for failure to comply with an order by the state to fluoridate the water supply.
The citation was received by the city Thursday and demands written assurance from the city by Aug. 29 that it will comply, and plan and schedule for fluoridation submitted by Sept. 19.
City Attorney Al Smith said the citation appeared “out of the clear blue.”
“We have been in communication with the Department of Health Services,” he said. “I was surprised … but it is what it is.”