The fluoride dosing facility servicing Brisbane's major water treatment plants at Mt Crosby will remain offline until July to allow upgrade works to the East Bank Water Treatment Plant to be completed.
The commissioning of the new Holts Hill fluoride facility requires both Mt Crosby plants to be operational. The East Bank works are in preparation of a major filter upgrade to the plant planned for 2019. Both Mt Crosby plants are critical, supplying up to 50% of South East Queensland’s daily drinking water supply.
The treatment plant works are expected to be completed by mid-June with Holts Hill fluoride commissioning to follow.
The Holts Hill fluoride dosing facility is expected to be back operating by July 2018.
This is the first major upgrade of a fluoride dosing facility since fluoridation was introduced into SEQ in 2009.
Queensland Health has previously advised there is no need for the community to take any action as dental health benefits of fluoride are achieved and maintained over many years.
Queensland Health has also advised the extended shutdown of the fluoride dosing facility will have little impact on benefits provided by a fluoridated drinking water supply
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