On Dec. 17, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson issued a statement, published below, to address what he called “false media reports” regarding a temporary shut off of fluoride to the city’s water supply.

Without going into specifics, some leftist members of the Anchorage Assembly have suggested, both in interviews and public statements, that there may be some ulterior motive for why the conservative mayor briefly halted fluoridation of the city’s water.

Assembly Chair Suzanne LaFrance went so far as to state on Dec. 17 that she and and other Assembly members are “committed to following through on our fact-finding inquiry.”

Mayor Dave Bronson released an image of the daily log detailing the temporary suspension of the fluoridation of Anchorage’s water supply on Oct. 1.


In response to false media reports, I want to set the record straight regarding fluoride in our city’s water supply.

On October 1st, I along with members of my administration visited the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) Eklutna Water Treatment Plant for a site visit. During the visit, a discussion ensued about health problems occurring among water treatment plant staff charged with fluoridation of Anchorage’s water supply.

AWWU staff informed my team and I that fluoride burned the eyes and throats of staff who handled it and was a health hazard for employees. Fluoride is considered a hazardous substance that must be handled by trained professionals.

My team and I were presented information that pausing the fluoridation of Anchorage’s water would not violate federal or state law and didn’t violate Municipal Charter. To protect the health and safety of AWWU staff, I decided to halt the fluoridation of Anchorage’s water supply and to further investigate these concerns with the Assembly.

Later that afternoon, my team and I determined Municipal Code requires the fluoridation of Anchorage’s water supply. We immediately informed AWWU leadership to resume fluoridation of the Muni’s water. Fluoride was not added to the water supply for approximately five hours.

On Tuesday, December 14, AWWU General Manager Mark Corsentino confirmed, “The data shows there was no disruption or material change to the fluoride in our water during October 1.” Fluoride levels did not violate Municipal code or Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulations.

AWWU routinely shuts down the fluoride system for maintenance for much longer intervals than what occurred on October 1. In November, AWWU shutdown the fluoride system for several days to conduct maintenance on the system. Anchorage’s water supply remains safe for public consumption.

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Anchorage mayor responds to ‘false media reports’ on fluoride controversy

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Proud Alaskan says:

    For starters get rid of the fluoride all together

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    The trouble-makers on the city council need to get a real job. Mayor Bronson is a treasure that the leftists are trying to smear and humiliate. Leftists destroy everyone and everything they touch. Dennis Prager said that these are not liberals, they are leftists. There is a difference.

  • John J Otness says:

    The Communist love keeping the sheep sedated with the neurotoxin called fluoride. For heavens sake pure water would be so ethical. It was so very effective in the Death camps of the Nazis that this 4th reich running our govt complex just has to keep it coursing our veins to our brains calcifying our Pineal glands rendering us zombies compared to our intended enlightened GOD given lives.
    Marketed first as a rat poison somehow fluoride made the water systems just to keep people calm so the ruling elite could keep screwing them without messing up too much productivity.

    • Shawn says:

      Try bottled water, but then, what would you have to complain about.

      • John J Otness says:

        Being educated on the matter and speaking out is not complaining , It is being educated and speaking out on the
        matter in hopes that it. may benefit and educate those who have not taken the time to learn a subject. matter,
        I hope you learn something Shawn.

      • RB7 says:

        I challenge you to identify one brand of bottled water that doesnt contain flouride. Go ahead. Ill wait. Furthermore, ALL the water used in preparing processes foods, ESPECIALLY canned foods, use flouridated water.

      • MF says:

        Drinking bottled water will help but won’t save you, plus you’ll be injesting plastic particles. When you jump in the shower you’ll absorb flouride through your skin.

  • hj says:

    The leftists have always relied on LIES to gain and retain power.
    This is exactly what the lying leftist libtard REALLY STUPID media is doing to Mayor Bronson. We all know it!
    Mayor Bronson should sue the lying leftist media for falsely reporting news about him. It is slanderous.
    The lying leftist news media today in the U.S. is doing the same thing as it was done in the Soviet Union.
    We must stop trying to be “nice nice” to these lying lunatic leftist libtards!
    We must oppose the lying leftist…expose them…and destroy them.
    Expose public and civil servants wasting time on the taxpayers’ dime in all areas of government.
    Name and shame such people when possible.
    Compare them to private companies to show the difference-for instance, a council road crew takes six months to make a mile of road, while a private contractor, with less manpower and a much smaller budget, does the same work in one day.
    Film them, shame them, put them on YouTube.
    Reveal government excess in acquiring taxpayer-funded equipment, luxury buildings, luxury vehicles, expensive artwork, gyms, novelties, decoration, the best décor, the finest floor tiles, and so on, and how they neglect the same.
    Keep on exposing these NUT JOBS!

  • John J Otness says:


  • J says:

    “Fluoride is considered a hazardous substance that must be handled by trained professionals.”
    By all means continue ingesting it. In fact, dump copious amounts into the water supply. Bathe with it, cook with it, drink it.

    • LoveAlaska says:

      That’s so true! The keys are to understand in the description of the added substance. It’s a poison and yet somehow ends up in the drinking water. @Shawn (upper) suggesting to drink bottled water, I guess taking shower, bath as well with bottled water? Rule of 26 seconds, when the absorption starts by skin. I’m assuming that Shawn, like many others, have no idea about it. And in the end, this substance is a byproduct of production of an aluminum. It’s way too much money for the proper utilization, it’s a win win, even being paid, instead of spending, just to sell it to the cities in a name of health add the city taxpayers will gladly pay for their own poisoning. Brilliant idea, indeed!

    • Michael Hughes says:

      Amen, I was thinking the same thing….we are so screwed in this country.

  • jh says:

    The Fake News Media Mob is a disgrace and disaster for our Country.
    We must Make America Great Again, but to do that, we must hold the media accountable.
    The Fake News and Left-Wing media MOB, PROTECTS Joe Biden’s failing record.
    The worst President of the United States!

  • Jane Alaska says:

    Meanwhile, as we fight and argue over such ridiculousness, we continue to lose rights and freedoms at an astounding rate. Check 6. Its all a big shell game