The community of approximately 2300 people will no longer receive artificially fluoridated water.
After the town’s fluoridation feed-pump broke down, a decision was made that there is already a sufficient amount of fluoride in the town’s well water.
Background levels of natural fluoride throughout the town wells is said to be at approximately 0.5 ppm (mg/L). The town considers this to be an acceptable amount, therefore, there is no need to repair the broken pump.
Most recently, Health Canada suggested municipalities adopt a level of 0.7 ppm (mg/L) as the ‘optimal’ target concentration for fluoride in
Town council meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month.