|MUDs to Hold Public Hearings Regarding Fluoridation of Water Supply
The municipal utility districts (MUDs) that provide drinking water to The Woodlands will hold public hearings during their regularly scheduled May meetings to consider whether fluoride should be added to the community water supply. This topic is being considered due to the upcoming area-wide addition of surface water to the community water supply.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) currently recommends public drinking water supplies contain 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water in order to reduce instances of tooth decay. Historically, The Woodlands has not added fluoride to the community water supply because groundwater in our area naturally contains approximately 87% of the recommended DHHS fluoride level. Surface water contains much lower levels of fluoride. The MUDs anticipate that once the community begins to receive water from Lake Conroe Reservoir, the blended groundwater/surface water will contain approximately 70% of the recommended DHHS fluoride level during summer months, and approximately 30% of the recommended DHHS fluoride level during the winter months. These levels are without adding supplemental fluoride.
The MUDs request public input regarding whether fluoride should be added to the blended water supply, and if so, whether the overall fluoride level should be increased to the historical naturally occurring groundwater fluoride level, or to the recommended DHHS fluoride level.
Grogan's Mill has four MUD districts: 2, which will meet Tuesday, May 19 at 8:30AM, 6, 36, 46 which will meet respectively at 1:30, 4:30 and 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 20. This will be an excellent chance to meet your MUD directors and find out what they do. The meetings are at the WJPA offices at 2455 Lake Robbins Drive, just west of Grogan's Mill Road.
For more information regarding the May meeting dates and times, please visit
or call The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency at 855-H2o-SAVE (855-426-7283).