Charleston Water System Temporarily Suspending Water Fluoridation

This week, Charleston Water System announced that they will be temporarily suspending their process of adding trace amounts of fluoride to our tap water. According to a recent press release, the fluoride tank at the Hanahan Water Treatment Plant will be out of service until the summer of 2009.

“Charleston Water System adds fluoride to treated drinking waters at levels recommended by the American Dental Association and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to help prevent tooth decay.” If you have any questions regarding how this suspension will affect your health you are advised to consult your dentist.

Charleston Water System serves the greater Charleston area, including downtown, West Ashley, Hollywood, Meggett, Ravenel, Lincolnville, James Island, Folly Beach, North Charleston, Daniel Island, Cainhoy, Hanahan, Sullivan’s Island, and Ladson. The St. Johns Water company (including Kiawah and Seabrook Islands) and the Crowfield area of Goose Creek also use Charleston’s water. Charleston Water System also sells water to Mt. Pleasant and the Isle of Palms.

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