The Toowoomba Regional Council is seeking more Queensland Government funding to fluoridate the city’s water supply or an exemption.

The State Government wants most of Queensland’s drinking water fluoridated by 2012 and the council was due to start fluoridating supplies in December.

But deputy Mayor Paul Antonio says the complexity of Toowoomba’s water supply makes it logistically and financially difficult.

“We’ve gone back to the Government suggesting to them that there’s a couple of things that need to be done,” he said.

“Firstly, if this had to be implemented we would need significantly more funding from the State Government so that we could in fact implement it, or secondly, if they can’t implement it, if it’s impractical to implement it, then we would then look to some sort of exemption.”