Awards for city fluoridation efforts

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced that 12 water systems – including Tulsa – have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The award recognizes those communities which achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoride in drinking water throughout 2016.

For 2016, a total of 1,360 public water systems in 29 states received these awards, including 12 in Oklahoma

The CDC recommends water fluoridation as one of the most practical, cost-effective, equitable, and safe measures a community can take to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health.

The following water systems received awards:

Ada Water Works, Lawton, Madill, Midwest City Public Works, Muskogee, Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority, Oklahoma City-Draper Water Treatment Plant, Ponca City Municipal Water. Poteau Valley Improvement Authority. City of Sand Springs, Stilwell, Tulsa – A.B. Jewell and Tulsa- Mohawk,