Fluoride Action Network

Fluoride finally back in Dorval’s tap water

Source: Le Messager Lachine Dorval | September 17th, 2008
Location: Canada, Quebec

Since Sept. 17, the City of Dorval has fluoride back in its drinking water. After having fluoride in its water for 50 years, the municipality had to stop adding it in 2003 because its installations had become obsolete.

At the time, the Borough of Dorval/L’Île-Dorval had repeatedly requested financial assistance to upgrade the installations. At the end of 2006, the provincial government finally ruled that the decision to add fluoride to the water fell within the juridiction of the City of Dorval, and, from that date on, planning work for the renovation and upgrading of equipment began, thanks notably to a government subsidy of $400,000.

After many weeks of testing, the system is now ready to distribute fluoridated water to all Dorval residents.

“After waiting for many years, I’m very happy to offer once again fluoridated water to all our citizens. Fluoridation is a safe and effective public health measure to fight tooth decay and we are proud that all residents of the City of Dorval will benefit from it”, stated Mayor Edgar Rouleau.