City of Dickinson, ND

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  • Posted December 13, 2017 Stacey Kruger 1:00 pm

    When does your new report come out? With fluoride toothpastes, why do you add extra fluoride!? I don’t like it. It’s Too much fluoride., an additive whom some believe to be poisonous. It should be our choice to add by using flouride toothpaste. You’re taking our choice away. This is an antiquated procedure that is not federal law to add. Please consider stopping.

    • Posted December 19, 2017 City of Dickinson. 1:43 pm

      On April 1, 2000, the Southwest Water Authority (SWA) took over management, operation, and maintenance of the Dickinson Water Treatment Plant so there are 2 reporting entities for the year 2016, SWA, and the City of Dickinson. The City of Dickinson purchases water from SWA, which in turn receives its drinking water from Lake Sakakawea, a surface water source. The City of Dickinson is a considered a “consecutive user” of the water that SWA treats. The City of Dickinson does not treat the water after purchase from SWA.

      According to the most recent 2016 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), the level of fluoride detected in SWA treated water is 0.92 mg/L (ppm). The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) and Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for fluoride is 4.0 mg/L (ppm). The amount of fluoride present in SWA treated water, as reported in the 2016 CCR, is 23% of MCLG and MCL, and is less than ¼ the current enforceable drinking water standard as set by the EPA. The 2017 CCR will be sent to all water distribution customers in the late spring / early summer 2018.

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