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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Drinking Water Fluoridation

Fort Collins Utilities adds fluoride to its drinking water, based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USPHS) and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Fluoridation has been part of the Utilities' treatment process since the 1950s. In 2005, another public vote directed Utilities to fluoridate its water to the levels established by the state Department of Public Health and Environment through City Code.

Utilities has a target amount of 0.90 to 1.05 mg/L, (milligrams of fluoride per liter) and reported an average value of 0.9 mg/L in 2014. Fluoridation is accomplished through the addition of hydrofluorosilicic acid.

Please consult your physician if you are sensitive to fluoride or fluoridation-related substances, or provide city water to an infant younger than six months of age.

Dental Health Considerations

  • Studies by the USPHS and others have established a cause-and-effect relationship between fluoridation and the prevention of tooth decay.
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians has issued the following policy statement: "Fluoridation of public water supplies is a safe, economical, and effective measure to prevent dental caries" (tooth decay).
  • Since 1950, the ADA and USPHS, have endorsed the optimal fluoridation of community water supplies as a safe and effective public health measure for the prevention of dental decay.
  • The ADA's policy on fluoridation is based on its continuing evaluation of the scientific research on the safety and effectiveness of fluoride. It continues to reaffirm its position of support for water fluoridation and has strongly urged that its benefits be extended to communities served by public water systems.
  • Today, fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay and to improve oral health over a lifetime.

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