Why does the City add fluoride to my drinking water?
Some water supplies contain naturally-occurring fluoride. Everett’s does not. Therefore, after a vote of the people in 1992, Everett began adding fluoride to the water supply for dental health purposes. In January 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed reducing the water fluoride concentration target to 0.7 ppm based on recent research. Based on this recommendation, Everett reduced the target fluoride residual in its drinking water to 0.8 ppm, which was the lowest level currently allowed by state regulations at that time. The Washington State Board of Health is adopted 0.7 ppm as the new standard on March 16, 2016. Everett subsequently reduced the target fluoride residual to 0.7 ppm. Information on fluoride in drinking water is available from the Washington State Department of Health.

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1. Is there lead in my drinking water?
2. Who do I call if I have an emergency?
3. Why does the City add fluoride to my drinking water?
4. Is bottled drinking water safer than tap water?
5. Why does my water taste or smell like chlorine?
6. Do I need a water treatment or water filtration device?
7. What is the normal water pressure in the City?