St. Clair Township council doesn’t want fluoride in the water.

In response to a call from the Lambton Area Water Supply System for each member municipality to give its input on continued fluoride use at the LAWSS water treatment plant, township council discussed the issue at a recent meeting.

Last time the issue came to council, it voted against the practice, which is used to prevent tooth decay.

Councillor Peter Gilliland asked whether there had been any new science on the matter.

“We have received information that the minister of health and our local medical officer of health still maintain that putting fluoride in water is the right thing to do,” said Mayor Steve Arnold.

But council will tell LAWSS its preference is to discontinue the practice.