CWD received the "2021 Water Fluoridation Quality Award" from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Oral Health. This certificate is awarded to community water systems that adjust the fluoride concentration in their community drinking water, achieving a monthly average fluoride level that is in the optimal range 0.60-1.0 ppm for 12 consecutive months.
The CDC, through the online Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) reviews the Vermont State Fluoridation Program. The CDC reviews WFRS for recommendations and surveillance on daily, monthly and laboratory analysis of the water fluoridation readings and water operator performance. This program was developed to collect data and monitor community water systems nationwide.
In Vermont (2021 data WRFS), 258,889 people are receiving fluoridated drinking water with optimal fluoride levels for preventing decay. Through Community Water Fluoridation, we are affirming that oral health is essential to general health and well-being, taking action to make our families, our communities, and ourselves healthier.