Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CDC, CDPHE recognize communities that fluoridate water

The Oral Health Unit (OHU) at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently recognized public water systems in Colorado with a 2016 water fluoridation quality award - 14 received the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Quality Award and 27 the Colorado Excellence Award.

Fluoridation is a safe and effective way to reduce dental disease and costs for all Coloradans. The health department is available to assist communities with public communications, fluoride equipment grant funds, educational presentations and materials and fluoridation challenges. Contact Beth Wyatt for more information.

Colorado water systems receiving both the 2016 CDC Quality Award and the 2016 Colorado Award for Excellence:

City of Aspen Water Department
City of Boulder Betasso Water Treatment Plant
City of Durango Utilities Department
City of Ft. Collins Utilities Department
City of Ft. Morgan Water Treatment Plant
City of Longmont Public Works and Natural Resources
City of Loveland Water and Power Department
Clifton Water District
Evergreen Metropolitan District
Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District - Fish Creek
Pueblo Board of Water Works
Town of Eagle Public Works Department
Town of Hotchkiss Public Works Department
Ute Water Conservancy District

Water systems receiving the 2016 Colorado Award for Excellence:

City and County of Broomfield Water Treatment Plant
City of Arvada Blunn/Ralston Water Treatment Plant
City of Brighton Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant
City of Canon City Water Treatment Plant
City of Glenwood Springs Water and Wastewater Department
City of Greely Bellvue Water Treatment Plant
City of Lafayette Public Works Department
Denver Water
Left Hand Water District
Town of Breckenridge Water Division
Town of Dillon Water
Town of Eagle Public Works Department
Town of Erie Water Treatment Division
Town of Hayden Water and Sewer Department

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