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.

Montana

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  33.7%
    201232.0%
    2006:  31.3%
    2000:  22.2%
    1992:  25.9%
  • 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 Montana, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Montana’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Montana’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of Montana does not mandate fluoridation.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in MT.  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:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Montana:

If you live in MT and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Joan Stanley, FAN’s Montana state coordinator.

Montana COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Hardin 3,800 July 28, 2016
Billings 109,000 November 5, 2002
Kalispell 20,600 November 5, 2002

MONTANA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Alta TC Custer 60 2.7
Ashland Rosebud 300 3.2
Ayers Hutterite Colony Fergus 60 2.0
Bill’s Trailer Villa Custer 20 2.7
Bompart TC Jefferson 50 7.3
Bridger Pines Assoc Gallatin 40 2.5
Circle McCone 805 5.5
Coffee Creek Fergus 85 2.5
Custer Co Nursing Home Custer 160 2.3
Duncan Colony Wheatland 70 1.6
Fairview Richland 869 2.4
Forest Park WUA Jefferson 235 2.3
Frontier TC Park 75 1.5
Gore Hill Co Water Dist Cascade 400 2.2
Hangman’s Tree WUA Jefferson 130 3.1
Highland Park Util Assoc Dawson 450 4.2
Hot Springs Sanders 411 1.5
Ingomar Water District Rosebud 20 1.9
Lambert Richland 150 4.5
Milford Colony Lewis & Clark 100 1.8
Missouri Meadows TC Cascade 100 1.6
Opheim Valley 145 1.9
Palisades Apts Custer  50 2.4
Pine Hills School Custer 250 2.0
Richey Dawson 259 4.7
Rockport Colony Teton 105 1.5
Spring Grove TC Dawson 90 3.4
Spring Water Colony Wheatland 64 3.5
St Labre Indian School Rosebud 400 3.9
Valley View Water District Richland 100 5.0
West Yellowstone WS Gallatin 935 2.5
Wibaux Wibaux 628 1.9
Windy Acres WU Cascade 70 1.9
Winifred Fergus 150 1.5
Winnett Petroleum 188 2.1

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN MONTANA:

In 2008, Montana ranked #35 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (242,102 pounds) into the environment. 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 Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
65,000 Coal-fired power plant COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION. WILLOW AVE, COLSTRIP, Montana 59323 (ROSEBUD)
59,453 Aluminum COLUMBIA FALLS ALUMINUM CO LLC. 2000 ALUMINUM DR, COLUMBIA FALLS, Montana 59912 (FLATHEAD)
57,198 Coal-fired power plant COLSTRIP ENERGY LP ROSEBUD POWER PLANT. 18 SNIDER SUBDIVISION RD, COLSTRIP, Montana 59323 (ROSEBUD)
35,000 Coal-fired power plant JE CORETTE STEAM ELECTRIC ST ATION. 301 CHARLENE ST, BILLINGS, Montana 59107 (YELLOWSTONE)
22,500 Petroleum EXXONMOBIL BILLINGS REFINERY. 700 EXXONMOBIL RD, BILLINGS, Montana 59101 (YELLOWSTONE)
2,450 Petroleum CHS INC LAUREL REFINERY. 803 HWY 212 S, LAUREL, Montana 59044 (YELLOWSTONE)
373 Coal-fired power plant HARDIN GENERATING STATION. SUGAR FACTORY RD, HARDIN, Montana 59034 (BIG HORN)
100 Petroleum CONOCOPHILLIPS CO BILLINGS REFINERY. 401 S 23RD ST, BILLINGS, Montana 59101 (YELLOWSTONE)
29 Coal-fired power plant LEWIS & CLARK STATION. 35023 HWY 23, SIDNEY, Montana 59270 (RICHLAND)

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