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  1. FluoridationMinnesota Implementation David Rindal, P.E. Community Public Water Supply Unit 2011 Oral Health Summit Saint Paul, MN February 11, 2011

  2. Community Fluoridation Grants • Intended to increase the number of Minnesotans receiving the oral health benefits of optimally fluoridated drinking water (currently 0.9 to 1.5 mg/L fluoride) by: • enabling community public water supply (PWS) fluoridation process optimization • 634 municipal PWSs provide fluoridated water • aging treatment infrastructure • aging analytical equipment • assisting with community PWS fluoridation initial implementation • 18 municipal PWSs do not adjust fluoride content • treatment infrastructure absent or non-functioning • Funds from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) • Grant obtained by the MDH Oral Health Unit

  3. Community Fluoridation Grants • Original total $22,500 in federal funds available • All expenses must be incurred by August 31, 2011 • Applicants must provide in-kind or matching funds equivalent to 20% of the total project cost • Eligible costs: • fluoridation process equipment • fluoride analytical equipment • professional engineering services • Ineligible costs: • fluoride chemical supply • administrative costs • other indirect costs

  4. Community Fluoridation GrantsAward Distribution • Second Request for Proposals and award round created to distribute remaining $17,171 • Applications due April 14, 2011

  5. Fluoridation Regulations • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new recommended single national optimal fluoride concentration (0.7 mg/L) • U.S. EPA announced new scientific evaluation of fluoride and review of existing maximum contaminant level (4.0 mg/L) • Community Fluoridation Grant second RFP includes modified requirement: “Funded pumps should have the capability to achieve optimal fluoride content (0.9 to 1.5 mg/L) while allowing for the possible need for turn-down to a concentration between 0.6 and 1.0 mg/L.”