Incorporated October 26, 1939

 

 
 

Our mission is "To provide safe and reliable water and wastewater services in an efficient, cost effective

and environmentally friendly manner resulting in a high level of satisfaction amoung our customers."

 
 

Fluoride is naturally present in all water. Community water fluoridation is the addition of fluoride to adjust the natural fluoride concentration of a community's water supply to the level recommended for optimal dental health

 

Consumer Information Fluoridation


 MAWSA will be discontinued the injection of the chemical known as Fluoride on September 30, 2016.

Related to HHS/EPA fluoride announcement

   
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the American Dental Association and other leading public health authorities continue to recommend optimal community water fluoridation as a significant health benefit. 
  • The proposed recommendations properly take into account new scientific data and recognize that water is now one of many sources of fluoride.

Resources

Background on HHS proposed recommendation http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/01/pre_pub_frn_fluoride.html

 

American Dental Association statement

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ada-applauds-hhs-action-on-recommended-fluoride-level-in-drinking-water-113071524.html

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on fluoridation http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/index.htm

AWWA Fluoride Resources

http://www.awwa.org/Resources/topicspecific.cfm?ItemNumber=30949&navItemNumber=32970

DC on Tap blog entry from AWWA Deputy Executive Director Tom Curtis http://www.awwa.org/Government/DConTapPost.cfm?ItemNumber=55970

www.Drinktap.org  

Consumer Information on Fluoridation http://www.drinktap.org/consumerdnn/Home/WaterInformation/Fluoridation/tabid/184/Default.aspx