The Eurobodalla Shire Council on the New South Wales far south coast has officially opened its northern water treatment plant, but the wait for fluoride continues.
The facility took two years to build at a cost of $24m, and comes in addition to the Moruya to Deep Creek Dam pipeline which opened a year ago.
The introduction of fluoride was expected in March, but the Council still needs approval from the Health Department.
The Mayor, Fergus Thomson, says there are outstanding issues.
“It is something that is beyond our control,” he said.
“We need them to sign off if you like on what technology they want available to do that.
“The technology we have is quite adequate, but the department has a different interpretation of that.”
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