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Despite its statewide requirement, Louisiana lags far behind most of the United States.About 220,000 Louisiana residents are served by community water systems that have naturally occurring, optimally fluoridated water; another 1.8 million are served by community water systems that fluoridate their water.Yet only 13 states—including Louisiana—have statutes or regulations requiring community water systems to fluoridate drinking water to a specific concentration or range.
Fluoridating a single well can cost from ,000 to ,000.
Today, just 43% of Louisianans live in a community that fluoridates its water—about the same percentage as when the bill passed. Given the state’s current budget woes, identifying funding anytime soon remains unlikely, Richard adds.
“We went through a lot to get the bill passed, but we’ve never been able to get the Legislature to appropriate any funding to help local communities,” says C. “From a budgetary standpoint, Louisiana is really hurting.
“We live in a state that has difficulty meeting financial needs,” he says.
“Some communities have an issue adding chlorine [to eliminate bacterial contamination], while many water systems have aging infrastructure that is expensive to replace.