Batesburg-Leesville Receives Water Fluoridation Quality Award

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, December 21, 2015 10:43:00 AM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville has been awarded a 2014 Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award is in recognition of the Town in achieving a monthly average fluoride level that is in the optimal range for 12 consecutive months during 2014.

Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in the water to a level that is optimal for preventing tooth decay. According to the CDC, fluoridation prevents tooth decay in all age groups, not just children and for every $1 invested in fluoridation saves approximately $38 in costs for dental treatment.

Upon receiving news of the award, Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager, said, “we have a great team working around the clock to make sure the residents of Batesburg-Leesville have superior water coming out of their tap. I’m very proud of our folks at the water plant, and know they will continue to do a great job.”

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville has received the Water Fluoridation Quality Award the past two awarding cycles.