La Vergne honored for high quality tap water

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LA VERGNE - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the La Vergne Water Treatment Plant a Water Fluoridation Quality Award for 2011.

The award recognizes the water system for its consistent and professional adjustment of the water fluoride content to the optimum level for oral health for 12 consecutive months.

The Water Treatment Plant has been operated and maintained by Severn Trent Services through a public private partnership since 2007. It produces three million gallons of water each for the 33,000 residents of the city.

“In 2010, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the purchase of chemical metering pumps so we have been able to more consistently distribute the dosage of fluoride for city residents,” said Thomas Champagne, chief operator for the plant. “In addition, the distribution system has been regularly flushed which in turn regulates the level of fluoride.”

Mayor Senna Mosley commended the work of Severn Trent Services, “Good water quality is one of the most important services a municipal government can provide its citizens. I am grateful that we have a company like Severn Trent that provides outstanding service while also keeping an eye toward cost effectiveness.”

According to the CDC, the La Vergne Water Treatment plant uses a consistent high-quality water fluoridation system, which provides a safe and effective method to prevent tooth decay and improves the oral health of community residents.

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January 31, 2013 at 9:27am
Congratulations to you all. Way to go!!! Keep up the great job.
January 31, 2013 at 10:02am
I'm so glad to see this. Did you know that not that long ago, in 2008, more than half the Department of Defense recruits had such bad tooth decay that they weren't deployable?! That's crazy! Thanks La Vergne for doing the right thing!
February 01, 2013 at 1:12pm
They must have hired Bobby Boucher, Jr.
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