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FLUORIDATION OF MUNICIPAL WATER
Council will consider adding fluoride to the city’s water supply.
Orillia’s water naturally has some fluoride, states a report.
“The current concentration in our drinking water is approximately 0.2 mg/L. The optimal fluoride concentration in drinking water for the control of tooth decay is between 0.5 and 0.8 mg/L according to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.”
The city has received a report from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit about water fluoridation.
The report estimates that $50,000 to $100,000 would provide systems for both the water filtration plant and the West Orillia well. Annual operating costs would be expected to be in the $25,000 range.
“The cost of equipment to provide fluoridation of water in Orillia is modest,” the report states.