Fluoridation Surveillance System
All fluoridating community water systems are monitored on a monthly basis to ensure the quality of fluoridation and that optimal fluoride levels are maintained. Approximately 90% of the systems consistently maintain optimal fluoride levels. On a quarterly basis, each water system is sent an individual feedback report detailing the status of their system. Systems not meeting optimal levels are followed up to determine their problem and offered assistance, if needed.
Criteria for monitoring water systems are as follows: