(PARK CITY, Kan.) — There are ten cities that turn on the tap and the water that pours out comes from Wichita. That means tens of thousands of customers will be affected by November's fluoridation vote with no input in the decision.
Dr. Wendy Reynolds supports fluoridated water and shares her opinion with patients at her Park City office. "I feel like it would benefit all of us to have the fluoride in the water," Reynolds said.
But the doctor won't get a chance to voice her opinion at the polls.
"We feel like we're being kind of short-ended on the deal. We feel like we have as much of an opinion as everyone else should."
Park City, Derby, Rose Hill, Valley Center and several other cities rely on Wichita Water Utilities for some, or all, of their water service. In Park City last year, 26% of the water came from Wichita. The rest was produced by Chisolm Creek Utility Authority.