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.

Utah

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  51.7%
    201251.7%
    200654.3%
    20003.1%
    19922.0%
  • To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
  • To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.
  • APRIL 1, 2013: The Safe Drinking Water Disclosure Act (HB 72) was signed into law by the Governor. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2013, and includes this important provision that no other U.S. state has:

A public water system described in Subsection (8) shall obtain, for each quantity of fluoride acquired to fluoridate public drinking water supplies, a batch-specific certificate of analysis that represents the complete composition of the formulation of the undiluted raw fluoride substance, in percent or parts by weight, for each chemical and contaminant in the batch.

LATEST NEWS:

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

Utah’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The Utah Safe Drinking Water Act, Utah Code Annexed § 19-4-111, states that voters must approve the addition of fluoride into their water supply by a majority vote in an election.  Prior to the election, a petition must be completed requesting the referendum on fluoride, or a local governing body must pass a resolution calling for a referendum vote.  Removal of fluoride from the water must go through the same process; petition and referendum vote.  After a vote on fluoridation has occurred, there must be a 4-year period before another vote can take place.  To learn more about this law, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Utah:

If you live in UT and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Sharon Clark, FAN’s Utah state coordinator.

Utah COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Date
 Tooele November 8, 2005
 Nibly City November 7, 2000
 Hyrum City November 7, 2000
 Providence City November 7, 2000
 Smithfield City November 7, 2000
 Logan City November 7, 2000
 River Heights November 7, 2000

UTAH WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water Systems County Population Fluoride (ppm)
Cornish Cache 205 1.5
Daggett County Water & Sewer Daggett 300 2.0
Elkhorn Operating Co San Juan 200 1.5
Johnson WS Uintah 1,750 1.5
Winchester Hills Water Washington 105 1.5
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN UTAH:

In 2008, Utah ranked #30 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (382,445  pounds). Utah 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.

Total HF Releases (in pounds) Type of Industry Name of Industry
103,000 Coal-fired power plant PACIFICORP CARBON PLANT. INTERSECTION HWY 6 & 191, HELPER, Utah 84526 (CARBON)
99,800 Coal-fired power plant PACIFICORP ENERGY HUNTINGTON PLANT. 10 MILES W OF HUNTINGTON, HUNTINGTON, Utah 84528 (EMERY)
73,400 Coal-fired power plant PACIFICORP HUNTER PLANT. 3 MILES S OF CASTLE DALE ON STATE HIGHTWAY 10, CASTLE DALE, Utah 84513 (EMERY)
37,817 Coal-fired power plant BONANZA POWER PLANT. 12500 E 25500 S, VERNAL, Utah 84078 (UINTAH)
27,000 Coal-fired power plant INTERMOUNTAIN POWER GENERATING STATION. 850 W BRUSH WELLMAN RD, DELTA, Utah 84624 (MILLARD)
26,853 Metal Mining BRUSH RESOURCES INC MILL. 10 MILES N HWY 6, DELTA, Utah 84624 (MILLARD)
4,200 Computers/Electronics IM FLASH TECHNOLOGIES LLC. 1550 E 3400 N, LEHI, Utah 84043 (UTAH)
3,005 Petroleum CHEVRON PRODUCTS CO – SALT LAKE REFINERY. 2351 N 1100 W, SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 84116 (SALT LAKE)
2,452 Computers/Electronics FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR. 3333 W 9000 S, WEST JORDAN, Utah 84088 (SALT LAKE)
2,448 Petroleum BIG WEST OIL LLC. 333 W CENTER ST, NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah 84054 (DAVIS)
2,151 Stone/Clay/Glass INTERSTATE BRICK. 9780 S 5200 W, WEST JORDAN, Utah 84081 (SALT LAKE)
255 Transportation Equipment BARNES AEROSPACE OGDEN DIV BLDG 2. 1483 W 2550 S, OGDEN, Utah 84401 (WEBER)
43 Primary Metals WESTERN ZIRCONIUM. 10,000 W 900 S, OGDEN, Utah 84404 (WEBER)
20 Petroleum HOLLY REFINING & MARKETING CO WOODS CROSS REFINERY. 393 S 800 W, WOODS CROSS, Utah 84087 (DAVIS)
1 Hazardous Waste/Solvent Recovery CLEAN HARBORS ARAGONITE LLC. 11600 N APTUS RD, GRANTSVILLE, Utah 84029 (TOOELE)

 

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