Fluoride Action Network

Milton, Kaitangata,Tapanu: Ministry of Health funding to fluoridate water

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Location: New Zealand


Fluoridated water: Milton, Kaitangata and Tapanui will have their water supplies fluoridated, following confirmation of $73,850 Ministry of Health funding.

Ministry funding allows for the installation of the fluoridation equipment, but the operation and maintenance will be covered by ratepayers.

The fluctuating costs of fluoride make it difficult to predict the additional annual costs, but estimate costs (per unit water rate) will be between: Milton: $10-$14; Kaitangata: $22-$29; Tapanui: $17-$20.