Fluoride no longer added to Gladstone's water supply
FLUORIDE is no longer being added to Gladstone's water supply.
Gladstone Area Water Board removed the injection quills from the two treatment plants on August 25.
Gladstone Regional Council today announced this meant that the piping through which the fluoride doses were added had been disconnected and capped while related power sources and controls were also disconnected.
The council said fluoride levels were dropping within the water network but it may take longer in the Mt Larcom area due to slower water turnover.
The vote to remove fluoride was made at a July 19 Gladstone Regional Council meeting after the motion was put forward by councillor Kahn Goodluck.