City of
Madison

District 6

Alder Brian Benford

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Alder Brian Benford

Contact Information

Home Address:

2273 E. Washington Ave #1
Madison , WI 53704

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Benford’s Updates

Water Utility Board reviews fluoridation policy at their 8/25/20 meeting

August 20, 2020 6:05 PM

The Madison Water Utility Board will be reviewing Madison's drinking water fluoridation policy at its upcoming August 25th meeting. The policy was last reviewed in 2014.

In 1948, Madison's Common Council adopted a resolution calling for the addition of fluoride to the city's water supply to improve dental health among residents, especially children. Since then, Madison Water Utility has followed the recommendation of state and local health officials to add fluoride to Madison's drinking water. Madison Water Utility currently adds fluoride to the water supply to reach a target concentration of 0.7 milligrams per liter, as recommended by Public Health Madison and Dane County.

Tuesday's Water Utility Board Meeting will be held via Zoom at 4:30 p.m. and will be live streamed. Public comment will be enabled and is welcome. Find the meeting link along with instructions about how to submit comments, speak at the meeting, or register in support or opposition here.

We are getting lots of comments pro and con about the benefits and concerns about this additive in our drinking water.

The board may choose to vote on the fluoridation policy at Tuesday's meeting, or it may delay the vote until a future meeting.

Public Health Madison Dane County fluoridation policy 2019

Water Utility Board fluoridation policy 2014




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