Information About Fluoride

Western Water is dedicated to upholding the highest standards in water quality for the well-being of our customers. Rigorous quality control measures are in place, from source to tap, to consistently deliver water that not only meets stringent regulatory criteria but also reflects our commitment to excellence. By prioritizing continuous testing and monitoring, Western Water ensures that the water supplied not only surpasses state and federal standards but also embodies our unwavering dedication to providing a safe and reliable drinking water source for the communities we serve.

WHAT IS FLUORIDE? 

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral used in many dental products to prevent tooth decay by making the enamel more resistant to the action of acids. They accelerate the buildup of healthy minerals in the enamel, further slowing the occurrence of decay. Studies even show that, in some cases, fluoride can stop already-started tooth decay. 

DOES WESTERN WATER ADD FLUORIDE TO THE DRINKING WATER

No, Western Water does not add fluoride to the drinking water system. 

IS THERE FLUORIDE IN WESTERN WATER'S SYSTEM?

Yes, since October 2007 the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) has been adding fluoride to the water it sells to Southern California water agencies, such as Western Water, to control tooth decay. 

You can view Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's Fluoridation program fact sheet here

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT FLUORIDE?

  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversees the national water fluoridation program. You can read more and learn about the program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC's) My Water Fluoride (MWF) website
  • The State Water Resources Control Board provides information on water quality and regulations. For details on fluoride, you can visit their website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.