Fluoride Action Network

State Fluoride Database

Read the latest fluoride news from your state; find out if your town is fluoridated, see if any communities have recently rejected fluoridation, learn if your state has a law that mandates fluoridation, and other fluoride-related information.

Colorado

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014: 74.0%
    201272.4%
    2006:  73.6%
    2000:  76.9%
    199281.7%
  • To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
  • To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.

LATEST NEWS:

  • To see the latest news on fluoride developments in Colorado, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Colorado professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Colorado’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of Colorado does not mandate fluoridation. Under Colorado Revised Statutes § 25-21.5-108, the Department of Public Health and Environment can award grants to communities to fund local fluoridation programs, but local governments control fluoridation policy in CO.  City councils can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, or by a referendum vote.  Each community’s fluoridation ordinance is unique.  To learn more about these fluoridation ordinances, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

Of Special Interest:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN COLORADO:

If you live in CO and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Lisa Brumfeld, FAN’s Colorado state coordinator.

Colorado COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Snowmass 2,826 July 17, 2015
Montrose 19,000 July 31, 2014
Delta 8,860 2014
Olathe 1,991 2014
Palisades 3,000 May 15, 2012
Pagosa Springs 1,600 March 2005
Telluride 2,300 September 20, 2004
Colorado Springs 430,000 January 16, 2002
Erie NOTE: FAN was informed in Jan 2013 that Erie is fluoridating. We do not know when the reversal took place. November 2001

COLORADO WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
AA Mobile Home Village Adams 160 2.4
Arapahoe Estates WD Arapahoe 950 2.9
Aristocrat Ranchettes Weld 289 1.5
Beehive Water Co Otero 240 1.7
Bennett Adams 2,000 1.8
Bent County Mem Nursing Home Bent 58 2.3
Bents Fort Water Co Otero 1,500 1.8
Brandon Wtr Assn Kiowa 35 2.8
Brownsville W&S Dist Boulder 500 1.8
Buffalo Creek Park Assn Jefferson 350 2.1
Cascade Pub Serv Co El Paso 250 2.9
Centennial W&S Dist Douglas 19,127 2.2
Charlou Park Mut WC Arapahoe 75 1.5
Cheraw Otero 200 1.7
Colorado Springs El Paso 320,000 2.2
Fountain Valley Auth
(Colorado Springs)
El Paso 4,800 2.2
Country Gardens MHP Arapahoe 120 2.6
Cripple Creek Teller 750 2.2
East End Water Co Otero 0 2.0
Eastlake WD Adams 116 1.9
Eastwood Estates WD Adams 30 3.5
Florissant Estates Wtr Serv Teller 150 1.9
Fountain El Paso 9,160 1.8
Fowler Otero 1,212 1.6
Foxridge Farm MHP Arapahoe 1,500 5.5
Ft Lupton Weld 5,150 1.6
Galamb MHP Adams 150 3.0
Garden Valey W&S Dist El Paso 600 2.8
Grace Mar WUA Boulder 50 1.5
Grandview WA El Paso 70 2.6
Hasty Water Co Bent 250 2.3
Haswell Kiowa 175 2.5
Hazeltine Hts W&S Dist Adams 235 2.6
Hi-Land Acres W&S Dist Adams 300 1.7
High Plains Wtr Users Assn Adams 320 1.6
Highland Lakes WD Teller 345 1.7
Hilltop Water Co Otero 450 1.6
Holbrook Center WA Otero 32 1.6
Homestead Wtr Sys Jefferson 320 2.5
Hunnicutt Water Supply Otero 55 1.9
Keensburg Weld 600 3.5
Keeton-Porter Water System El Paso 26 2.1
King’s Trailer Ct Logan 28 2.3
Lake Forest Mutual WC Grand 25 11.2
Las Animas Bent 2,668 2.0
Louviers Mut Svc Co Douglas 300 1.5
Manitou Springs El Paso 5,000 2.7
Manzanola Otero 453 1.6
Masons Trlr Park Jefferson 50 3.6
May Valley Water Assn Prowers 1,500 1.6
McClave Water Assn Bent 240 2.7
Model Wtr Users Assn Las Animas 50 3.6
Moore’s MHP Bent 0 2.1
Mountain Mutual Wtr Assn Teller 100 2.7
Mountain View WUA Adams 350 1.5
Mtn Fuel’s Supply-Powder Wash Moffat 75 1.6
Mt View Vill MHP Lake 150 2.4
Narrow Gauge MH La Plata 100 4.0
Norad View Trlr Pk El Paso 25 2.4
North Huron WD Weld 80 3.4
North Washington WUA Adams 130 1.9
Overland WC Elbert 84 1.5
Overlook Mut WC El Paso 50 3.1
Palmer Lake El Paso 1,500 1.5
Paradise Acres MHP Chaffee 50 2.8
Park Center Water Dist Fremont 2,600 1.5
Parker W&SD Douglas 4,800 1.5
Peakview MH Ct Adams 58 2.4
Penrose WD Fremont 100 1.6
Platteville Weld 20 1.5
Prarie View Subd Adams 75 1.8
Price East Alamosa WC Alamosa 100 1.7
Princton Club Chaffee 20 8.3
Raymer Water Co Weld 100 2.6
Red Wing MHP Alamosa 21 3.6
Ridgewood WD Teller 100 3.0
Riverside Water Co Otero 120 1.7
Rosewood Hills Subd Teller 75 2.0
Schlegel WC Otero 23 1.5
Security MHV El Paso 100 2.3
Security M&S Dist El Paso 9,500 1.6
Shady Acres MHP Boulder 100 1.5
Shady Lane Trlr Ct Adams 170 2.2
Shannon Estates W&S Dist Boulder 500 1.5
Sheridan Lake WC Kiowa 100 2.1
Sherwood ForestImprov Assn Teller 55 1.5
South Side Water Co Otero 50 1.9
Spring Valley Subd Teller 60 1.6
Starwood WD Pitkins 35 1.7
Strasburg W&S Dist Adams 825 1.7
Sugar City Crowley 325 1.5
Sunview Trailer Ranch El Paso 35 2.7
Swink Otero 700 1.6
Sylmar Manor Weld 300 2.0
Teller County W&S Dist Teller 750 1.8
Town-Country Annex Alamosa 486 2.2
Town-Country MH Lodge Alamosa 281 6.4
Tranquil Acres WSC Teller 125 1.7
V.A. Medical Center Bent 450 1.5
Victor Teller 400 2.2
View Ridge WD Douglas 0 2.2
West Grand Valley WA Otero 52 1.7
West Holbrook Pipeline Co Otero 23 2.4
Westcreek Lakes WD Douglas 68 2.2
Westlake W&S Dist Adams 200 3.9
Westwood Lakes WD Teller 270 1.5
Westlake W&S Dist Adams 200 3.9
Westwood Lakes WD Teller 270 1.5
Wiesner Water Co Adams 50 2.0
Wikiup MHP Adams 1,100 2.3
Wiley Prowers 406 2.2
Woodland Wet Wtr Users Assn Teller 250 1.8
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN COLORADO:

In 2008, Colorado ranked #27 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (681,342 pounds). The following data comes from EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). “Total releases” includes both water and air pollution. It’s important to note, however, that not all industries or sources that release fluoride into the environment are included in the TRI.

2008 Total Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
95,712 Coal-fired power plant COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES MARTIN DRAKE POWER PLANT. 700 S CONEJOS ST, COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado 80903 (EL PASO)
84,000 Coal-fired power plant TRI-STATE GENERATION & TRANSMISSION – CRAIG STATION. 2101 S RANNEY ST, CRAIG, Colorado 81626 (MOFFAT)
83,383 Coal-fired power plant PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF COLORADO PAWNEE STATION. 14940 COUNTY RD 24, BRUSH, Colorado 80723 (MORGAN)
78,828 Coal-fired power plant PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF COLORADO COMANCHE STATION. 2005 LIME RD, PUEBLO, Colorado 81006 (PUEBLO)
72,112 Coal-fired power plant COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES RAY NIXON POWER PLANT. 6598 RAY NIXON RD, FOUNTAIN, Colorado 80817 (EL PASO)
67,507 Stone/Clay/Glass ROBINSON BRICK CO. 1845 W DARTMOUTH AVE, ENGLEWOOD, Colorado 80110 (DENVER)
51,697 Coal-fired power plant PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF COLORADO CHEROKEE STATION. 6198 FRANKLIN ST, DENVER, Colorado 80216 (ADAMS)
41,005 Coal-fired power plant COLORADO ENERGY NATIONS CO LLLP. 25 10TH ST, GOLDEN, Colorado 80401 (JEFFERSON)
37,069 Coal-fired power plant BLACK HILLS ENERGY – WN CLARK STAT ION. 550 HWY 50 W, CANON CITY, Colorado 81212 (FREMONT)
24,000 Stone/Clay/Glass ACME BRICK DENVER PLANT. 401 PRAIRIE HAWK DR, CASTLE ROCK, Colorado 80104 (DOUGLAS)
19,238 Coal-fired power plant PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF COLORADO HAYDEN STATION. 13125 HWY 40, HAYDEN, Colorado 81639 (ROUTT)
12,068 Coal-fired power plant PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF COLORADO ARAPAHOE STATION. 2601 S PLATTE RIVER DR, DENVER, Colorado 80223 (DENVER)
7,008 Computers/Electronics ATMEL CORP. 1150 E CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN BLVD, COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado 80906 (EL PASO)
5,750 Coal-fired power plant PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF COLORADO VALMONT STATION. 1800 N 63RD ST, BOULDER, Colorado 80302 (BOULDER)
1,221 Coal-fired power plant RAWHIDE ENERGY STATION. 2700 E COUNTY RD 82, WELLINGTON, Colorado 80549 (LARIMER)
620 Chemicals KMG ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS INC. 250 WILLIAM WHITE BLVD, PUEBLO, Colorado 81001 (PUEBLO)
117 Coal-fired power plant AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INC FORT COLLINS COLORADO. 4380 ZIEGLER RD, FORT COLLINS, Colorado 80525 (LARIMER)
4 Chemicals MATHESON TRIGAS LONGMONT CO BRANCH. 1861 LEFTHAND CIR, LONGMONT, Colorado 80501 (BOULDER)
3 Fabricated Metals METAL CONTAINER CORPORTION – WINDSOR CAN PLANT. 1201 METAL CONTAINER CT, WINDSOR, Colorado 80550 (WELD)

 

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