Title: Cowra Council to look at replacing flouride [sic] system

Cowra Shire Council will consider replacing the fluoride dosing system at the Cowra Water Treatment Plant when it meets later this month.

A new system would cost ratepayers $70,000.

Cowra Shire Operations Director Wayne Bennett told a meeting of the Cowra Shire Operations committee this week that the council is still using a system that was installed in the 1960s.

“Spare parts are no longer available for the system and need to be specially made,” Mr Bennett said.

Council had decided to replace the system in the 2007-08 financial year but has been unable to receive firm quotes on a replacement cost until now.

Councillor Jack Mallon suggested at this week’s meeting that council staff investigate the possibility of government funding for the equipment.