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.

Texas

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  79.0%
    201279.6%
    200678.1%
    200065.7%
    1992:  64.0%
  • 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 Texas, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Texas’ professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Texas’ FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of Texas does not mandate fluoridation.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in TX.  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:

  • 2008. Oral Health in Texas 2008. By the Texas Department of State Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DSHS OHP acknowledges the funding and technical support received from the Division of Oral Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, in making this document available to the citizens of Texas as provided through Cooperative Agreement No. U58/CCU622789-0. No mention of dental fluorosis.

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Texas:

If you live in TX and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Rae Nadler-Oelnick, FAN’s Texas state coordinator.

Texas COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Buda 7,295 November 8, 2017
San Marcos 44,894 November 3, 2015
 College Station 100,000 September 22, 2011
 Lago Vista 6,500 April 21, 2011
 Alamo Heights 7,470 September 8, 2008
Elgin City Council 8,262 November 2007

TEXAS WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water Systems County Population Fluoride (ppm)
Abernathy Hale 2,600 2.7
Acres WSC Bell 565 2.5
Alpine Brewster 5,850 1.8
Alvarado Johnson 3,750 2.6
Andrews
(See Ref. 1, 2)
Andrews 11,061 4.9
Anton Hocklley 1,190 1.5
Apache Shores-Resort Prop Inc Travis 1,400 2.6
Arledge Ridge WSC Fannin 900 1.5
Armstrong WSC Bell 1,445 4.5
Atacosa Rural WSC Bexar 4,626 1.9
Avalon WSC Ellis 600 2.8
Axtell WSC McLennan 1,230 2.0
Bailey Fannin 250 1.5
Bardwell Ellis 500 6.1
Barstow Ward 650 2.5
Bartlett Williamson 1,567 2.8
Bartonville WSC Denton 4,050 1.5
Bayshore MUD Harris 3,200 2.8
Bells Grayson 1,000 2.4
Bellvue Clay 290 1.8
Bethesda WSC Johnson 17,334 1.5
Big Lake Reagan 3,672 1.5
Birome WSC Hill 1,600 2.2
Blooming Grove Havarro 850 5.1
Boerne Kendall 4,274 2.0
Boyce WSC Ellis 1,125 4.5
Brandon Irene WSC Hill 1,500 1.7
Canyon MWS Randall 11,500 2.9
Cego-Durango Water Supply Corp Falls 800 2.1
Chilton Water Co Falls 915 2.2
China Spring WC McLennan 189 2.1
Claude MWS Armstrong 1065 1.8
Colleyville Tarrant 14,700 1.8
Cooper ISD Lubock 1,200 4.7
Covington WW Hill 500 8.0
Crims Chapel WSC Rusk 591 8.8
Crosbyton Crosby 2,250 1.6
Dalhart Dallam 6,800 1.5
Dallas NAS Dallas 850 1.6
Deaf Smith FWSD 1 Deaf Smith 600 1.8
Denver City Yoakum 5,139 2.6
Detroit Red River 705 3.5
Dimmitt MWS Castro 4,800 1.9
Dog Ridge WSC Bell 2,250 6.1
Dowdell PUD Harris 1,209 2.1
Dripping Springs WSC Hays 1,860 2.4
East Bell WSC Bell 2,500 2.6
Edmondson Hale 99 2.0
Eldorado Schleicher 1,900 2.1
Elk-Oak Lake WSC McLennan 1,377 1.8
Elmont-Farmington WSC Grayson 475 1.5
Evant WSC Coryell 425 1.7
Farwell MWS Parmer 1,373 2.2
Ferris Ellis 2,500 3.8
Fort Davis WSC Jeff Davis 1,200 2.5
Friona MWS Parmer 3,809 2.2
Frost Navarro 570 4.8
Ft Gates WSC Coryell 1,775 1.7
Ft Hancock WCID Hudspeth 800 2.1
Ft Stockton Pecos 8,524 1.5
Ganado Jackson 2,000 1.5
Garrison Nacogdoches 1,668 1.5
Glenn Heights Dallas 5,000 1.5
Gober WSC Fannin 85 1.5
Gorforth WSC Hays 3,702 2.8
Grandfalls Ward 650 1.9
Granger Williamson 1,190 3.0
Gruver MWS Hansford 1,216 2.1
Gunter WSC Grayson 2,325 1.5
H & H WSC McLennan 1,320 1.5
Hale Center Hale 2,297 3.0
Happy MWS Swisher 588 2.7
Hart MWS Castro 1,008 1.9
HCO MUD 24 Harris 5,658 1.7
HCO WCID 21 Harris 11,169 1.5
Hereford MWS Deaf Smith 15,000 3.2
Hickory Creek WSC Hunt 2,000 3.3
Hillsboro Hill 7,772 1.8
Holland Bell 950 3.2
Honey Grove Fannin 2,400 1.5
Hudspeth Co WCID 1 Hudspeth 600 2.2
Hutto Williamson 630 4.0
Idalou Lubbock 2,338 4.2
Imperial WC Pecos 600 1.5
Italy Ellis 2,100 1.9
J & R Water Supply Bell 860 5.6
Jackintoport Harris 2,500 1.5
Jarvis Christian College Wood 760 2.0
Jim Hogg Co WCID 2 Jim Hogg 4,800 2.3
Jonah WSC Williamson 4,674 3.3
Kendall County WCID 1 Kendall 1,758 2.1
Kennard WSC Houston 540 3.1
Kennendale Tarrant 4,163 1.8
Kress MWS Swisher 783 1.9
Kyle Hays 2,125 3.4
La Porte Harris 23,000 1.5
Ladonia Fannin 1,100 2.9
Lake Cities MUA Denton 7,500 2.3
Lebanon WSC Collin 534 1.6
Levi WSC McLennan 1,130 2.5
Little Elm Valley WSC Bell 935 1.9
Littlefield Lamb 6,500 1.9
Loop WSC (FHA) Gaines 500 5.3
Loraine Mitchell 731 1.7
Lorena WC McLennan 1,530 1.5
Lorenzo Crosby 1,396 2.5
Lott Falls 1,020 2.3
Lubbock Christian University Lubbock 1,000 4.4
Lubbock Co WCID 1 Lubbock 387 2.4
Lytle Atascosa 2.655 2.3
Manor Travis 1,041 2.1
Maple WSC Bailey 220 2.0
Marfa Presidio 2,221 2.6
Matagorda WSC Matagorda 846 1.7
Meadow Terry 587 4.7
Medina WSC Bandera 456 2.4
Melissa Collin 604 1.5
Midland (Midland) 89,443 1.8
Miles Runnels 792 1.8
Milford Ellis 900 1.8
Miller Grove WSC Hopkins 1,146 2.4
Millersview-Doole WSC Concho 3,000 2.2
Moffat WSC Bell 2,256 1.6
Monahans Ward 8.044 2.0
Mont Belvieu Chambers 2,151 1.9
Morton PWS Cochran 2,550 4.2
Mountain WSC Coryell 1,035 1.7
Nash Forreston WSC Ellis 1,056 2.1
New Deal Lubbock 521 2.4
New Summerfield WSC Cherokee 780 1.5
North Hunt WSC Hunt 2,100 2.9
Northampton MUD Harris 3,063 1.5
Oglesby Coryell 500 1.8
Olton Lamb 2,235 2.3
Ovilla Ellis 1,413 1.7
Palmer Ellis 1,650 4.1
Pantego Tarrant 2,650 1.7
Paxton WSC Shelby 540 1.8
Pecos Reeves 12,855 2.5
Pepper Creek WSC 1 Bell 2,500 1.6
Perry Water Supply Corp Falls 450 3.1
Perryton MWS Ochiltree 8,000 2.1
Petersburg Hale 1,641 3.2
Phillips Pet-Pantex WS Hutchinson 1,500 1.7
Plains Yoakum 1,487 3.9
Plainview Hale 25,000 1.6
Post Garza 3,500 1.7
Prairie Hill WSC Limestone 716 1.8
Quitaque MWS Briscoe 550 1.8
Rankin Upton 1,011 2.4
Red Oak Ellis 2,250 1.5
Refugio Refugio 3,100 1.6
Refugio Co WCID 1 Refugio 490 2.3
Reno Lamar 2,286 3.5
Ringgold WSC Montague 481 3.7
Rockett WSC Ellis 15,300 2.3
Rogers Bell 1,150 2.7
Roosevelt ISD Lubbock 1,189 2.6
Roscoe Nolan 1,440 1.5
Sagemeadow MUD Harris 6,582 2.0
San Leon MUD Galveston 4,449 1.5
Sardis Lone Elm WSC Ellis 5,028 1.6
Seagraves Gaines 2,443 4.9
Seminole Gaines 6,100 3.9
Shallowater Lubock 1,708 5.0
Siesta Plaza MHP Randall 300 2.4
South Ellis Co WSC Ellis 800 2.0
South Grayson WSC Grayson 2,810 1.6
Spearman MWS Hansford 3,418 1.6
Spur Dickens 1,665 1.7
Starr WSC Grayson 1,500 1.9
Stinnett MWS Hutchinson 2,166 1.5
Sundown Hockley 1,800 3.4
Tatum Rusk 1,620 1.5
Taylor Williamson 11,472 2.9
Taylor’s Valley WSC Bell 550 2.1
Tenaha Shelby 1,620 1.5
Tom Bean Grayson 1,000 1.6
Tri City WC Hutchinson 1,750 1.7
Tri County WSC Falls 3.800 3.1
Turkey MWS Hall 600 1.6
Van Alstyne Grayson 2,200 1.6
Van Horn Culberson 3,600 2.3
Western Hills WS McLennan 1,257 1.7
Whiskers Retreat Hunt 600 3.0
White Face Cochran 450 3.0
White River MUD Crosby 10,435 1.8
Whitewright Grayson 2,100 1.5
Wickett Ward 800 1.7
Wilmer Dallas 3,500 2.3
Wilson Lynn 571 4.4
Windom Fannin 325 1.5
Wink Winkler 1,200 2.2
Wixson WC Brazos 3,630 2.0
Wolfforth Lubbock 1,934 4.9
Yantis Wood 621 3.0
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.
Ref. 1.
“… The City of Andrews provides drinking water from the Ogallala Aquifer, which has naturally occurring fluoride at 5.1mg/l. Currently, the City operates 16 wells; six in the Florey Field and 10 in the University Fields. Average monthly production is 60 million gallons pumped with a daily usage of approximately 3 million gallons.The City of Andrews has been notified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that the water being supplied by our system exceeds the maximum primary contaminant level for fluoride established by the drinking water standards which were promulgated as required by the “Safe Drinking Water Act, ” Public Law 93.523 (U.S.). The primary maximum contaminant level has been set at 4.0 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. The sample of water from our system contained 5.1 milligrams of fluoride at this level. The excessive fluoride content of the water may cause mottling of the teeth in children under 14 years of age. There is no immediate health hazard for drinking water containing fluoride at this level. All dentists in this area are aware of the fluoride level.The City of Andrews makes available fluoride reduced water to all families with children under the age of 14 at the building behind City Hall, 111 Logsdon. If you are eligible and desire to participate in this program, bring your clean one-gallon to five-gallon container to fill with the fluoride reduced water. Each family is responsible for obtaining its reduced fluoride water. An area is provided to rinse your container before filling. There is no charge for the water. Please limit your withdrawal to only 10 gallons per day.This will ensure an adequate daily supply for all our customers…”This information was online at http://www.cityofandrews.org/water.htm
Ref. 2. See 2004 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN TEXAS:

In 2008, Texas ranked #4 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (3,434,807  pounds). Texas industry also released 28,289 pounds of Fluorine 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
476,242 Coal-fired power plant DUKE ENERGY CORP PLANT ALLEN. 253 PLANT ALLEN RD, BELMONT, North Carolina 28012 (GASTON)
303,407 Coal-fired power plant CLIFFSIDE STEAM STATION. 573 DUKE POWER RD, MOORESBORO, North Carolina 28114 (RUTHERFORD)
260,000 Coal-fired power plant CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO – MAYO ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANT. 10660 BOSTON RD, ROXBORO, North Carolina 27574 (PERSON)
220,000 Coal-fired power plant CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO – ROXBORO STEAM ELECTRIC PLANT. 1700 DUNNAWAY RD, SEMORA, North Carolina 27343 (PERSON)
190,000 Coal-fired power plant CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO – L V SUTTON ELECTRIC PLANT. 801 SUTTON STEAM PLANT RD, WILMINGTON, North Carolina 28401 (NEW HANOVER)
171,960 Coal-fired power plant DUKE ENERGY CORP BELEWS CREEK STEAM STATION. 3195 PINE HALL RD, BELEWS CREEK, North Carolina 27009 (STOKES)
163,535 Stone/Clay/Glass PINE HALL BRICK CO INC. 634 LINDSAY BRIDGE RD, MADISON, North Carolina 27025 (ROCKINGHAM)
148,697 Coal-fired power plant DUKE ENERGY CORP RIVERBEND STEAM STATION. 175 STEAM PLANT RD, MOUNT HOLLY, North Carolina 28120 (GASTON)
110,000 Coal-fired power plant CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO – CAPE FEAR STEAM ELECTRIC PLANT. 500 CP&L RD, MONCURE, North Carolina 27559 (CHATHAM)
104,393 Coal-fired power plant DUKE ENERGY CORP BUCK STEAM STATION. 1555 DUKEVILLE RD, SPENCER, North Carolina 28159 (ROWAN)
100,000 Coal-fired power plant CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO – H F LEE STEAM ELECTRIC PLANT. 1677 OLD SMITHFIELD RD, GOLDSBORO, North Carolina 27530 (WAYNE)
89,508 Chemicals /Phosphate PCS PHOSPHATE CO INC AURORA DIV. 1530 NC HWY 306 S, AURORA, North Carolina 27806 (BEAUFORT)
80,865 Coal-fired power plant DUKE ENERGY CORP DAN RIVER STEAM STATION. 900 S EDGEWOOD RD, EDEN, North Carolina 27288 (ROCKINGHAM)
56,499 Coal-fired power plant MARSHALL STEAM STATION. 8320 E NC 150 HWY, TERRELL, North Carolina 28682 (CATAWBA)
56,100 Paper BLUE RIDGE PAPER PRODUCTS INC (DBA EVERGREEN PACKAGING). 175 MAIN ST PO BOX 4000, CANTON, North Carolina 28716 (HAYWOOD)
53,000 Coal-fired power plant CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO – W H WEATHERSPOON PLANT. 491 POWER PLANT RD, LUMBERTON, North Carolina 28358 (ROBESON)
38,416 Stone/Clay/Glass LEE BRICK & TILE CO. 3704 HAWKINS AVE, SANFORD, North Carolina 27330 (LEE)
37,432 Stone/Clay/Glass GENERAL SHALE BRICK INC MONCURE FACILITY PLANTS 24 & 25. 300 BRICK PLANT RD, MONCURE, North Carolina 27559 (CHATHAM)
33,229 Coal-fired power plant CPI USA NORTH CAROLINA LLC. 1281 POWER HOUSE DR SE, SOUTHPORT, North Carolina 28461 (BRUNSWICK)
26,122 Stone/Clay/Glass BORAL BRICKS INC SALISBURY PLANT. 700 S LONG ST, EAST SPENCER, North Carolina 28039 (ROWAN)
25,851 Stone/Clay/Glass STATESVILLE BRICK CO. 391 BRICK YARD RD, STATESVILLE, North Carolina 28677 (IREDELL)
22,440 Stone/Clay/Glass HANSON BRICK ROSEBORO PLANT. 2981 AUTRY HWY 24, ROSEBORO, North Carolina 28382 (SAMPSON)
18,937 Stone/Clay/Glass HANSON BRICK – MONROE PLANT. 2304 BRICKYARD RD, HWY 74, MONROE, North Carolina 28110 (UNION)
4,479 Coal-fired power plant ROANOKE VALLEY ENERGY FACILITY. 290 POWER PL, WELDON, North Carolina 27890 (HALIFAX)
4,328 Coal-fired power plant EDGECOMB GENCO LLC. 6358 OLD BATTLEBORO RD, BATTLEBORO, North Carolina 27809 (EDGECOMBE)
2,659 FLUORINE NASH BRICK CO INC. 532 NASH BRICK RD, ENFIELD, North Carolina 27823 (HALIFAX)
2,200 Coal-fired power plant CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO-ASHEVILLE PLANT. 200 CP&L DR, ARDEN, North Carolina 28704 (BUNCOMBE)
500 Computers/Electronics CREE INC. 4600 SILICON DR, DURHAM, North Carolina 27703 (DURHAM)
168 Fabricated Metals BALL METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER CORP. 1900 BARNES ST, REIDSVILLE, North Carolina 27320 (ROCKINGHAM)
20 Fabricated Metals REXAM BEVERAGE CAN CO RE: WINSTON SALEM PLANT. 4000 OLD MILWAUKEE LN, WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina 27107 (FORSYTH)
15 Chemicals GE CO. 3901 CASTLE HAYNE RD NC HWY 133, WILMINGTON, North Carolina 28401 (NEW HANOVER)

 

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