Is there fluoride in my drinking water?

Yes. Newport News Waterworks adheres to drinking water regulations set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health (the regional VDH Office of Drinking Water is located in Virginia Beach). Waterworks maintains a fluoride level of about 0.7 mg/L (milligrams per liter) at the plants. This is well within the range set by EPA and in accordance with the recommendation of 0.7 mg/L set by the VDH. A proposed recommendation to lower the fluoride level is being studied nationally and locally. As of yet, the VDH has not altered their recommendation of 0.7 mg/L to Virginia water utilities. If and when they do, we will comply with their recommendation.

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1. I own tropical fish. Do I need to do anything to the water before I put it in the fish tank?
2. Can I use hot tap water to make baby formula?
3. Is there fluoride in my drinking water?
4. How “hard” is our tap water?
5. Why does the tap water sometimes look “cloudy”?
6. How can I find out more about our drinking water quality?
7. How often is our water tested?
8. Can I get my water tested?
9. Who would I call regarding cloudy or discolored water?