Fluoridation

Salt Lake County Health Regulation #33 requires most public water systems in the county to supplement their community drinking water with the right amount of fluoride so their system reaches the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's optimum level to have positive health effects (0.7mg/L per the CDC).

Draper City contracts with Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District (JVWCD) for its water.  JVWCD began fluorinating its water on October 1, 2003, 

Approximately 0.8 mg/L of fluoride will be added to water already containing a natural level of about 0.2 mg/L, bringing the combined level to 1.0 mg/L.

Fluoridation equipment is being installed at Jordan Valley’s water treatment plants and well field. Fluoride concentration levels will be carefully monitored at fluoridation locations and at multiple locations within Jordan Valley’s water system. Special fluoridation control equipment has been installed to protect against overfeeding and ensure safe application of fluoride.

The total costs to implement, operate and maintain the fluoride injection and monitoring system amount to approximately two cents per 1,000 gallons of water delivered. There is no rate increase specifically planned in association with this cost.

Additional information about Jordan Valley’s method of fluoridation can be obtained by calling the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District at (801)565-4300.

Further questions regarding fluoridation can be addressed by contacting Royal DeLegge at (801) 313-6600 for technical information, and Kathy Baebler at (801)468-2794 for educational information. Both Royal and Kathy work at the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.