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The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency MUDs to Hold Public Hearings Regarding Fluoridation of Water Supply

The municipal utility districts (MUDs) that provide drinking water to The Woodlands (excluding Creekside Park, Windsor Lakes and May Valley) will hold public hearings during their regularly scheduled May meetings to consider whether fluoride should be added to the community water supply. This topic is being considered due to the upcoming area-wide addition of surface water to the community water supply.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) currently recommends public drinking water supplies contain 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water in order to reduce instances of tooth decay. Historically, The Woodlands has not added fluoride to the community water supply because groundwater in our area naturally contains approximately 87% of the recommended DHHS fluoride level. Surface water contains much lower levels of fluoride. The MUDs anticipate that once the community begins to receive water from Lake Conroe Reservoir, the blended groundwater/surface water will contain approximately 70% of the recommended DHHS fluoride level during summer months, and approximately 30% of the recommended DHHS fluoride level during the winter months. These levels are without adding supplemental fluoride.

The MUDs request public input regarding whether fluoride should be added to the blended water supply, and if so, whether the overall fluoride level should be increased to the historical naturally occurring groundwater fluoride level, or to the recommended DHHS fluoride level. For more information regarding the May meeting dates and times, please visit www.wjpa.org or call The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency at 855-H2o-SAVE (855-426-7283).

For more information, contact James M. Stinson, WJPA General Manager at 281-367-1271 ext. 6900


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