Delta Dental gives DM Water Works $17,300 for fluoridation upgrades
Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:31 PM
Des Moines Water Works has
received a $17,300 grant from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation.
grant will provide funding for new analyzer equipment and maintenance of
instrumentation, metering and pumping equipment related to fluoride feed
systems at each of the agency's three water treatment plants, Des Moines Water
Works said in a release.
Numerous studies have shown the cost benefits of
fluoridation. One study found that every dollar spent on fluoridation can save
residents $38 in dental costs. Des Moines Water Works spends approximately
$130,000 annually in direct costs for water fluoridation.