Fluoride treatment

Should the city add fluoride to the water supply?


The city council is considering adding fluoride to the Eudora Water Supply. No decision has been made yet, however the American dental association concludes that citizens in areas that have fluoridated water experience 20%-40% less cavities.

The EPA has a limit on the amount of fluoride that can be added to public water supplies. The maximum amount is 4.0 mg/l. At this time, if fluoride was added to the Eudora public water supply system, staff would inject an amount that equals approximately 0.5 – 1.0 mg/l or well below the maximum amount allowed.

In addition, two public hearings will be held by the city council on this issue for citizens to voice support or concerns regarding adding fluoride to the public water supply. The hearings will be held at the following dates/times:
  • July 23rd, City Hall, 7:00 p.m.
  • August 13th, City Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Below is a chart that describes area water providers and their use of fluoride.
Water Provider Flouride Chart
Flouride Added
Water Provider
mg/l
Flouride Added
Water Provider
mg/l
YES
Lawrence
0.20-0.76
NO
De Soto
0.15
YES
Topeka
0.41-1.13
YES
Water One Jo. Co.
0.68
YES
BPU (Kansas City)
0.66
YES
Manhattan
0.87-1.10
YES
Olathe
0.93-1.3
YES
Salina
0.9-1.2
NO
Wichita
0.37
YES
Ottawa
0.84
NO
Eudora
0.2
YES
Paola
0.93

Groups push to fluoridate Wichita’s water
Fluoridation overdue