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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Toowoomba water - fluoride levels vary from street to street ...

The Chronicle:

9 June 2009

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The Government has excused the council from adding fluoride to the city’s bore water supplies, because of its high cost and logistical near-impossibility.

"We have the most complex water system in Queensland, possibly Australia," Mr Kleinschmidt said.

Fluoride will only be added to the Mt Kynoch water treatment plant.

That should come online by the end of this year.

The exemption means 75 per cent of houses will not receive properly fluoridated water.

The city’s 20 bores make up more than 30 per cent of the water supply.

People living in the CBD and older parts of Rangeville are serviced almost entirely by bore water, which is treated at the point the water is injected into the supply.

They will miss out on fluoride.

Residents in Wilsonton, Mt Kynoch and the area north of James Street and west of Mort Street should get the proper amount.

Everybody else will get a varying level of fluoride. It depends on how much bore water is being used.

This level varies daily, sometimes hourly.

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