Kalona is once again receiving a government award for their water fluoridation program. The Iowa Department of Public Health announced yesterday that 79 Iowa communities have been recognized by the CDC as Water Fluoridation Quality Award recipients. Fluoride is added to water as a cheap and effective way to prevent tooth decay.
According to City Clerk, Karen Christner, the City sends a monthly water quality report to the state, which would show that they meet the criterion.
She adds this is the second year Kalona has received the certificate.