WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:
- PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
2018: 77.8% – ranked #25 among the states (100% fluoridated is ranked #1)
2017 – see map of “Optimally Fluoridated Communities in Florida”
2008 – See map of “Optimally Fluoridated Water in Florida” by the FL Dept of Health
- To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
- 2017 map of Fluorida of “optimally fluoridated communities
- To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.
FLORIDA FLUORIDE DATA FOR EACH WATER SYSTEM
• 2020: Levels of Fluoride in the State’s Drinking Water and Fluoridation Status. 36 Public Water Systems with fluoride levels over 0.71 ppm.
It is illegal for any Public Water System to deliver drinking water with fluoride concentrations higher than 2.0 ppm, which is still exceedingly high. Water departments deal with this issue by using filter systems to reduce the high levels of fluoride, in some cases blending with water supplies that have lower levels, or the abandonment of the water supply.
To find out the fluoride levels in your drinking water, contact your local water department. You can also go online to CDC’s My Water’s Fluoride.
For a quick overview, Michael Dolan, in his November 2021 Fluoridation Review, listed these cities and towns in Florida:
This compilation is based on data from the Centers for Disease Control My Water’s Fluoride website. Original data were provided by the State of Florida in 2017.
Fluoridated counties in Florida, having all or almost all fluoridated systems: Bay, Brevard, Broward, Duval, Gulf, Hendry, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, and St. Lucie.
Non-fluoridated counties in Florida, having all or almost all non-fluoridated systems: Charlotte, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Liberty, Okeechobee, Putnam, Sumter, Union, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.
Fluoridated and non-fluoridated systems by county (incomplete)
Bay County – all fluoridated except for Lisenby Mobile Home Park and Deer Haven Park.
Brevard County, fluoridated: Cocoa, Kingswood Manor, Melbourne, MIMS Water Treatment/North Brevard Co., Oakwood Manor, Palm Bay, Patrick Air Force Base, Titusville, West Melbourne; non-fluoridated: Aquarina Utilities, Barefoot Bay, Breezeway Trailer Park, Camelot RV Park, Enchanted Lake Estates, Indian River Shires MHP, Intercoastal Estates, Lighthouse Cove, Northgate Mobile Ranch, Oak Park Trailer Court, Pelican Bay, Pinewood Village, River Grove Mobile Home Village, San Sebastian Woods, South Brevard Water Co-Op, South Shores Utility Association, Southern Comfort Mobile Home Park, Summit Cove, Wingate Reserve Subdivision.
Broward County, fluoridated: BCWWS 1A, BCWWS 2A, BCWWS 3A, BCWWS 3B/C, Coconut Creek, Cooper, Coral Springs, Coral Springs Improvement District, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fern Crest East, Fern Crest Utilities, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderhill, Margate, Miramar Plants, North Lauderdale, North Springs Improvement District, Oakland Park, Parkland Utilities, Pembroke Pines, Plantation East & Central, Weston (Indian Trace), Pompano Beach, Royal Utility Company, South Broward Utility/Sunrise, Sunrise #1 (Springtree), Sunrise #3 (Sawgrass), Tamarac, Wilton Manors.
Charlotte County, non-fluoridated: Alligator Park, Bocilla Utilities, Charlotte Correctional Institution, Charlotte County Utilities, Charlotte County Utilities/Burnt Store, Charlotte Harbor Water Association, Gasparilla Island Water Association, Gator Wilderness Camp School, El Jobean Water Association, Knight Island Utilities, Little Gasparilla Utility, NHC Utilities, Punta Gorda, Riverwood Community Del. District, Shell Creek Park, Sun River Utilities, Tropical Palms MHP.
Clay County, non-fluoridated: Camp Blanding Joint Training Site, Green Cove Springs, Keystone Postmaster Grid, Lake Asbury, Lake Geneva MHP, Middleburg Bluff Apartments, Orange Park, Pace/Fleming Grid, Penney Farms, Peter’s Creek WTP, Pier Station WTP, Ravines WTP, St. John’s Landing.
Columbia County, non-fluoridated: Azalea Park Subdivision, Brandon-Brent WTP, Cannon Creek MHP, College Manor, Columbia County Water System, Cool Breeze MHP, Country Dale Estates, Fort White, Lake City, Lance, Quail Heights Country Club, Shady Oaks Subdivision, Suwannee Valley Estates, Verndale Apartments, Woodgate Village, 242 Village Subdivision.
Dixie County, non-fluoridated: Cross City, Horseshoe Beach, Suwannee.
Duval County, fluoridated: Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Normandy Village; non-fluoridated: Baldwin Water System, Crystal Springs Estates, Jacksonville University, Mayport, Saddle Brook Landings, Timber Creek (Neighborhood Utilities)
Flagler County, non-fluoridated: Beverly Beach, Bulow, Bunnell, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Plantation Bay, Dunes Community Development District.
Gilchrist County, non-fluoridated: Lancaster Correctional Institute, Trenton
Gulf County, fluoridated: Gulf Correctional Institution, Lighthouse Utilities, Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka.
Hamilton County, non-fluoridated: Jasper, Jennings, White Springs
Hendry County, fluoridated: Clewiston, LaBelle, Port LaBelle, Riverbend Motorcoach Resort, South Shore Water Association.
Hillsborough County, fluoridated: Fishhawk Ridge Association, HCPUD/Eastlake, HCPUD/Hershel Heights, HCPUD/Northwest Utilities, HCPUD Oakview Estates, HCPUD/Pebble Creek Subdivision, HCPUD/Seaboard Utilities , HCPUD/South-Central, MacDill Air Force Base, Plant City, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Wildwood Acres Apartments. Non-fluoridated: Casa Verde Manufactured Home Community, CAX Lakeshore LLC, Featherrock MHP, Hide-A-Way RV Resort, Jay Mar Villas, Little Manatee Springs MHP, Meadows of Countrywood, Paradies Village, Parkwood Estates, Riverside Golf Course Community, Silver Dollar Golf Club, University of South Florida, Windemere.
Holmes County, nonfluoridated: Bonifay, Esto, Noma, Ponce de Leon, Westville.
Indian River County, fluoridated: Vero Beach, Indian River County Utilities, Fellsmere.
Jackson County, non-fluordiated: Alford, Apalachee Correctional Institution, Campbellton, Cottondale, Graceville, Grand Ridge, Greenwood, Jackson Correctional Institution, Jackson County Utilities, Jacob, Malone, Marianna, Sneads, Sunland Training Center.
Jefferson County,non-fluoridated: Monticello, Jefferson Communities Water System, Lamont, Jefferson Correctional Institution.
Lafayette County, non-fluoridated: Mayo, Mayo Correctional Institution.
Levy County, non-fluoridated: Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Fowlers Bluff, Inglis, Manatee, Williston, Yankeetown.
Liberty County, non-fluoridated: Bristol, Estiffanulga, Hosford, Lake Mystic, Liberty Correctional Institution, Rock Bluff, Sumatra.
Manatee County, fluoridated: Bradenton, Heather Hills Estates, Longboat Key, Manatee County Utilities, Palmetto, Sunny Shore.
Miami-Dade County, fluoridated: Bal Harbor, Bay Harbor Islands, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, MDWASA – Main System, Miami Beach, Medley, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa Locka, Surfside, Virginia Gardens, West Maimi. Non-fluoridated: Americana, Florida City, MDWASA/Rex Utilities
Monroe County, fluoridated: FKAA J. Robert Dean WTP.
Okeechobee County, non-fluoridated: Ancient Oaks RV Resort, Okeechobee Utility Authority, Okeechobee Correctional Institution.
Pinellas County, fluoridated: Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Lake Tarpon Mobile Home Village, Oldsmar, Pinellas County Utilities, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs.
Putnam County, non-fluoridated: Crescent City, East Putnam Regiona, Hermits Cove, Interlachen, Interlachen Lake Estates, Lake Como, Melrose, Palatka, Pomona Park, RPUMA, Welaka.
St. Lucie County, fluoridated: Ft. Pierce, Holiday Pines, Indian River Estates, Nettles Island, North Hutchinson Island, Port St. Lucie, Reserve Utilities, St. Lucie West Utilities, St. Lucie County Utilities North. Non-fluoridated: The Grove, Harbour Ridge, Meadowood, Spanish Lakes Country Club Village, Spanish Lakes Fairways.
Sumter County, non-fluoridated: Bushnell, Center Hill, Central Sumter Utility, Coleman, Continental Country Club, Lake Panasoffkee Water Association, Little Sumter Utilities, North Sumter Utility, Oakland Hills, Sumter Correctional Institution, Webster, Wildwood.
- To see the latest news on fluoride developments in Florida, click here.
- To see an updated list of Florida professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.
Florida’s FLUORIDATION LAW:
- The State of Florida does not mandate fluoridation. Local governments control fluoridation policy in FL. City councils or County Commissions 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:
- 2013. Florida Oral Health Metrics. A Florida Public Health Institute Report. Report prepared by the Urban Health Solutions Research and Writing Team (Bello L, Dye M, Garces A, Rovira I, McCabe B). This report was made possible with generous support from the DentaQuest Foundation. No mention of dental fluorosis.
- Undated (after 2012). Statewide Oral Health Surveillance Program: The Third Grade Basic Screening Survey. By D. Solovan-Gleason, Florida Department of Health. No mention of dental fluorosis.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST:
Excerpts from a 2020 Water Quality Report for Cocoa, Florida, which supplies central Brevard County.
Report: Radioactivity in foods grown on Florida phosphate lands. Publication No 05-015-038. March 1986.
Prepared by Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc. (Orlando FL) under a grant sponsored by the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research, Bartow, Florida.
FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Florida:
Florida COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:
|Mims, Brevard County||5,000 (approx)||May 2021
(confirmed Sept 2021)
|Palatka||10,482||May 14, 2015|
|Boynton Beach||71,100||January 2015|
|Hernando County||173,422||February 26, 2014|
|Wellington||58,679||January 28, 2014|
|Pine Island||13,000 water customers||December 11, 2012|
* Voted back in on Nov. 27, 2012
|October 4, 2011|
(as of 2011)
|December 19, 2006|
(as of 2011)
|October 25, 1999|
(as of 2011)
|July 15, 1997|
(as of 2011)
|July 15, 1997|
|North Redington Beach||1,418
(as of 2011)
|July 15, 1997|
(as of 2011)
|January 10, 1996|
(as of 2011)
|December 14, 1995|
|Palm Beach County
* Some communities are fluoridated
|October 22, 1991|
FLORIDA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:
|Water System||County||Population Size||Fluoride Level (ppm)|
|Fort Walton Beach||Okaloosa||23,556||1.6|
|Panama City Beach||Bay||5,470||1.5|
|Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.|
FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN FLORIDA:
In 2008, Florida ranked #9 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (2,573,891 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
|Type of Industry||Name of Industry|
|748,205||Coal-fired power plant||FLORIDA POWER CORP CRYSTAL RIVER ENERGY COMPLEX. 15760 W POWERLINE ST, CRYSTAL RIVER, Florida 34428 (CITRUS)|
|556,205||Coal-fired power plant||SEMINOLE GENERATING STATION. 890 N US HWY 17, PALATKA, Florida 32177 (PUTNAM)|
|381,000||Industrial Inorganic Chemicals; Phosphatic Fertilizer Manufacturing||MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC – NEW WALES PLANT. 3095 COUNTY RD 640 W, MULBERRY, Florida 33860 (POLK)|
|240,000||Coal-fired power plant||GULF POWER CO – PLANT CRIST. 11999 PATE RD, PENSACOLA, Florida 32514 (ESCAMBIA)|
|158,000||Coal-fired power plant||ST JOHNS RIVER POWER PARK/NORTHSIDE GENERATING STATION. 11201 NEW BERLIN RD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida 32226 (DUVAL)|
|110,554||Chemicals||CF INDUSTRIES INC (PLANT CITY PHOSPHATE COMPLEX). 10608 PAUL BUCHMAN HWY, PLANT CITY, Florida 33565 (HILLSBOROUGH)|
|110,000||Coal-fired power plant||GULF POWER CO PLANT LANSING SMITH. 4300 HWY 2300, SOUTHPORT, Florida 32409 (BAY)|
|64,400||Chemicals||MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC BARTOW. 3200 HWY 60 W, BARTOW, Florida 33830 (POLK)|
|58,000||Coal-fired power plant||GAINESVILLE REGIONAL UTILITIES DEERHAVEN GENERATING STATION. 10001 NW 13TH ST, GAINESVILLE, Florida 32653 (ALACHUA)|
|28,970||Fabricated Metals||CORE PIPE PRODUCTS INC. 301 BROWN AVE, SANFORD, Florida 32771 (SEMINOLE)|
|28,500||Paper||SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERP RISES INC. N 8TH ST, FERNANDINA BEACH, Florida 32034 (NASSAU)|
|26,820||Chemicals||MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC – RIVERVIEW. 8813 S US HWY 41, RIVERVIEW, Florida 33578 (HILLSBOROUGH)|
|23,474||Coal-fired power plant||TAMPA ELECTRIC CO BIG BEND POWER STATION. 13031 WYANDOTTE RD, APOLLO BEACH, Florida 33572 (HILLSBOROUGH)|
|16,844||Coal-fired power plant||CD MCINTOSH JR POWER PLANT. 3030 E LAKE PARKER DR, LAKELAND, Florida 33805 (POLK)|
|14,507||Coal-fired power plant||INDIANTOWN COGENERATION LP. 13303 SW SILVER FOX LN, INDIANTOWN, Florida 34956 (MARTIN)|
|2,939||Coal-fired power plant||CEDAR BAY GENERATING CO LP. 9640 EASTPORT RD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida 32218 (DUVAL)|
|2,881||Primary Metals||OUTOKUMPU STAINLESS PIPE INC. 1101 N MAIN ST, WILDWOOD, Florida 34785 (SUMTER)|
|2,180||Computers/Electronics||INTERSIL CORP. 1650 ROBERT J CONLAN BLVD, PALM BAY, Florida 32905 (BREVARD)|
|250||Coal-fired power plant||STANTON ENERGY CENTER. 5100 S ALAFAYA TRAIL, ORLANDO, Florida 32831 (ORANGE)|
|155||Coal-fired power plant||TAMPA ELECTRIC CO POLK POWER STATION. 9995 STATE RD 37 S, MULBERRY, Florida 33860 (POLK)|
|7||Fabricated Metals||METAL CONTAINER CORP – JACKSONVILLE CAN PLANT. 1100 N ELLIS RD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida 32254 (DUVAL)|