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La Laguna lifts flouride restriction on tap water 


Officials have announced the end of excess fluoride in the water of La Laguna.

The first deputy Mayor, Mónica Martín reports that the quality of service has stabilised below the authorised rates throughout the municipality.

The Directorate General of Public Health has therefore terminated restrictions on water consumption in the municipality for excess fluo-ride.

This is the first certification for ten years and follows a drop from 2.2 to 1.1 milligrams of fluorine per litre (maximum is 1.5).

“Different measures and improvements have been gradually adopted in the service until reaching the final solution,” said Mónica Martín.

The last phase of the restrictions affected some 28,000 people located in the central district of the municipality, specifically in various streets of the historic centre and in the areas of Gracia, Barrio Nuevo, La Verdellada and Padre Anchieta.

At all times there have been restrictions aimed at children under eight years of age and, by virtue of it, 154 families in this last population area have had their rate subsidised with Teidagua until this month of May.

The water councillor thanked Teidagua staff “for the effort made” to end “an historical problem” in the municipality, while remembering that any citizen can consult, through the website of the company (teidagua .com), the parameters of water quality that reaches their homes.