In 1952, the Town of Fries and the City of Lynchburg were the first communities to begin water fluoridation in Virginia. Approximately, 6 million Virginians drink water that has fluoride adjusted to the recommended level. This represents 95% of those receiving water from public water systems.
Fluoridation in Virginia
- Monitoring water systems for compliance in conjunction with Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water.
- Reporting water system data to the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS.)
- Providing information about the benefits of fluoridation to citizens and communities.
- Providing grant funding for communities to start or upgrade fluoridation equipment for water systems.