Muscatine was one of 50 Iowa communities awarded Water Fluoridation Quality Awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Muscatine Power and Water a 50 Year Award for maintaining continuous community water fluoridation from 1966-2016, according to a news release from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level effective for preventing tooth decay. The award recognizes those communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoride in drinking water throughout 2016.

Wapello is among the cities that earned 2016 Iowa Water Fluoridation Quality Awards.

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