Sacramento County Water Agency

Fluoridation Program

Am I receiving fluoride in my water?

The Water Agency currently fluoridates all of its water with the exception of a small industrial area in Northgate.  If you are not a SCWA customer, contact your local water provider to learn if they fluoridate your water.

Why Fluoride​?

The Water Agency is required by a 1995 California State Law (Assembly Bill 733) to fluoridate its water system if capital improvement costs are made available from a source “other than the usual funding sources of the water system.” In January of 2008, the Agency obtained grant funding from the First Five Sacramento Commission to pay for the costs of installing the fluoridation equipment.

Fluoridation prevents tooth decay safely and effectively. The United State Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies fluoride as one of t​he 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.  The CDC has extensive research and has a lot of useful information regarding water system fluoridation. Visit them online to learn more.

​For more information on our Fluoridation program, please contact project manager Dave Zuccaro,(916) 875-6917.