TOOWOOMBA Regional Council will not make a decision on whether to retain fluoride in Toowoomba’s drinking water until early next year.
Mayor Paul Antonio welcomed the State Government’s decision to give Queensland councils the final say on whether to fluoridate water supplies.
However, he said council would not be able to make a decision until it had been presented with all the facts.
“It’s a controversial subject, but we won’t be dealing with it until next year.”
Cr Antonio admitted Toowoomba’s $1.2 million fluoridation scheme had been flawed since its introduction because fluoride was only added at one entry point – Mt Kynoch.
That means only 25 per cent of Toowoomba homes get the correct dose.