News ReleaseCity of Inglewood
Public Information Office

One Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 412-5111
Fax: (310) 412-8788

11/17/2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #111820052
Subject :

Inglewood City Council Unanimously Agrees to Fluoridate the City’s Ground Water Supply
Contact :Hilda Kennedy, Public Information Officer    (310) 412-5301
Inglewood, CA - November 17, 2005 – The Inglewood City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to fluoridate the City’s groundwater supply and award an agreement to Black & Veach to provide professionals services to design a fluoridation system at the City’s Water Treatment Plant. 

            At a public hearing held at the City Council on November 15th, several dentists, nurses, and health professionals, as well as the community, provided passionate testimony about the need to fluoridate the City’s water supply to promote improved dental health for children, as well as senior citizens.  Following public testimony, the Mayor and Council Members wholeheartedly concurred that fluoridation (of the water supply) was long overdue and that they were proud to take this action on behalf of current and future generations of Inglewood residents. 

            It is expected that the design phase of the new fluoridation system will take approximately two months and construction will take another ten months.  Black and Veach have extensive experience in working with agencies on the design of fluoridation systems. 

            Inglewood receives 55% of imported water from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) and by the end of 2006; MWD has also agreed to add fluoride to its water supply. 

            Fluoride has been successfully added to drinking water supplies since 1945 and today approximately 60 percent of major cities throughout the United States fluoridate their water supply. 

            For more information about the City’s effort to add fluoride to its water supply, contact the Public Works Department at (310) 412-5333.


 

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