Fluoridation of water

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On 27 July 2022, the Director General of Health issued a directive for the Whangārei and Bream Bay reticulated water supplies to be fluoridated, in accordance with section 116I of the Health Act.

Funding has been approved in principle from the Ministry of Health to assist in the capital cost for the design, construction and commissioning of fluoridation to five water treatment facilities for Whangārei and Bream Bay.

Detailed design is currently underway for all five water treatment facilities, with physical works expected to commence at the end of 2023 and completion by the end of 2025.

Updates on fluoridating our water will be posted here, and will also be included in other media platforms used by us before treatment occurs.