Many in Issaquah get unfluoridated water from wells. But a new treatment plant could add fluoride to the entire city’s water supply.
ISSAQUAH, WA — As part of a move toward constructing a new water treatment plant in Issaquah, city officials are looking for input on whether the city’s water supply should be fluoridated.
Issaquah residents in the Olde Town and Issaquah Valley areas get unfluoridated water from wells. But other residents in the Highlands and Talus areas get fluoridated water from the Cascade Water Alliance regional supply.
City officials are exploring a new water treatment facility for Issaquah to serve a population that is expected to grow to 50,000 by 2027. The city might meet its pumping capacity as soon as 2021.
The Issaquah City Council will hold an open house on Aug. 7 to hear feedback on adding fluoride to the city’s water supply. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay, and is typically added at levels of 0.7 milligrams per liter of water.
Learn more about water fluoridation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
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