Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 27, 2013

Traverse City receives fluoridation funds

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Department of Community Health officials awarded Traverse City a grant to maintain fluoride levels in drinking water.

Traverse City, one of nine municipalities selected for a fluoridation equipment grant, will receive about $23,000.

Fluoridation involves adjusting the fluoride concentration of a water supply to a levels best suited for the prevention of dental cavities.

Roughly 90 percent of communities in Michigan with water systems have access to fluoridated water.

Okemos-based Delta Dental Foundation donated $100,000 to the grant program.