Sudbury Water District has been presented with a 2015 Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A total of 51 Massachusetts communities received this award. Fluoridation of public water supplies in out country began more than 65 years ago. Today in Massachusetts 70% of our residents, more than 4 million people in 138 communities, are receiving the health and economic benefits of community water fluoridation.
The CDC presents this Water Quality Fluoridation Quality Award annually to public water systems that:
- Adjust the fluoride concentration of their drinking water
- Achieve a monthly average fluoride level that is in the optimal range for 12 consecutive months in a year and
- Document their fluoride levels in the CDC’s Water Fluoridation Reporting System.