The North Burnett Regional Council will consider taking fluoride out of its water supply because of the cost.

State Parliament passed legislation last week allowing councils to make their own decisions on fluoridation.

The North Burnett has fluoride in the water supply at Monto, Gayndah and Mundubbera.

Mayor Don Waugh says the fluoridated water does not always get used for what its meant to.

“In our towns the majority of people drink the rainwater from their rainwater tanks, so the fluoridated water goes onto the lawns, so it’s virtually wasted anyway,” he said.

“So I can’t see the point of having that cost and not have it utilised in the right place.”

Councillor Waugh says it is a huge expense.

“It does give us the power not to continue to put fluoride in the water and it will come up before a council meeting,” he said.

“Council will make a decision or wait for a general response from the community. I would suggest that would be the case.”