Category: Oral Health Promotion

Well-Ahead Louisiana is pleased to announce that the following water systems have been awarded the 2020 Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As you are aware, this award recognizes communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoridated water throughout the year.

2020 Louisiana Water Fluoridation Quality Award Recipients
New Orleans Carrollton Water WorksPointe A La Hache Water SystemSt. Charles Water District #1 (West Plant)
Dalcour Waterworks DistrictNatchitoches Water SystemCity of Bossier Water System
New Orleans Algiers Water WorksPort Sulphur Water DistrictCalcasieu Parish Water District #1 (Plant B)
St. Charles Water District #1 (East Plant)East Jefferson Water Works District #1Town of Walker Water System
DeRidder Water SystemBelle Chasse Water DistrictFt. Polk North Housing Water System
Gretna WaterworksCity of Shreveport Water SystemFt. Polk North Water System
City of Vidalia Water SystemLaFourche Parish Water District #1 (South Plant)Houma Water Treatment Plant Service Area
Calcasieu Parish Water District #1-Plant ASouth Fort Polk Water System (2) Bldg. 2902West Jefferson Water Works District #2
South Fort Polk Water System

These 25 systems in Louisiana are among 1,292 public water systems in 29 states who have received the 2020 Quality Award.

Enclosed please find a sample press release that you can send to your local newspaper to let them know about your Quality Award and the importance of community water fluoridation.

CDC states that water fluoridation is one of the best investments that a community can make in maintaining the oral health of its citizens. Your community is taking the lead in better oral health by providing fluoridated water to its residents.

Congratulations on being a 2020 recipient! We thank you for moving Louisiana’s health forward!