The Minnesota Department of Health awarded the City of North Mankato Water Department for clean, healthy water. A Water Fluoridation Quality award was given from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
"We can be proud that in Minnesota, communities are employing this effective public health meausre," says State Oral health Director, Merry Jo Thoele. "Studies show that fluoridation prevents tooth decay in all age groups, not just in children. So it is very important that communities continue to mainatain their fluoridation levels."