Fluoride Action Network

Fluoride will remain in Neepawa’s water supply

Source: Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press | May 24th, 2016 | By Eoin Devereux
Location: Canada, Manitoba

The addition of fluoride to Neepawa’s tap water will continue. On Tuesday, May 17, Town Council voted by a 4-3 margin to keep adding the chemical to the municipal water supply. The issue of whether or not to add fluoride has recently been renewed in cities across Canada, as communities such as Windsor and Calgary have debated whether or not the practice still has value.

A request to reexamine the use of fluoride was first made back in January, by wastewater supervisor Howard Buffi. After several months of examining the pros and cons of the continued usage of the chemical, the decision was made to keep using fluoride in the system. The cost of adding fluoride to the water supply is about $10,000 per year...