Is fluoride in my water?

According to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), community water fluoridation “has led to such dramatic declines in both the prevalence and severity of tooth decay that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named it one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.

Charlotte Water has been adding fluoride to the drinking water since 1949. As the American Dental Association recommended, fluoride concentrations in Charlotte Water are approximately 0.7 milligrams per liter or less than one part per million.​ That equals one car in bumper-to-bumper traffic from Charlotte to Seattle.

For more information on tap water fluoridation, visit the American Water Works Association or