Gulargambone and one-third of Coonamble in central New South Wales will have fluoridated water within three months.
The Coonamble Shire Council has accepted a tender to install fluoridation plants at two of its bores.
The Department of Health is subsidising the full capital cost of the project.
The council’s General Manager, John Griffiths, says fluoridation of Coonamble’s other two bores will be delayed while the council considers treatment options to remove iron from the water.
“We’re going to carry out tests for about a three month period which will take us through to May,” he said.
“We will then assess the results of the testing and if we go ahead, around about another six months after that we would have water that has had the iron reduced in it.
“It’s not a full treatment system that was too expensive.”