Molong, Cumnock and yeoval a step closer to fluoridated water supply
Published on 09 August 2019
Work to fluoridate the water supply to Molong, Cumnock and Yeoval has moved a step closer, with the installation of a new fluoridation plant expected to be completed next month.
The new plant at Molong will begin operating once final approval is received from the NSW Department of Industry and Department of Health.
Fluoride will then be added to the water supply.
When the Molong to Cumnock and Yeoval pipeline and connection works in each village are completed, Cumnock and Yeoval will receive drinking water from the Molong water treatment plant. This means Cumnock and Yeoval will also receive fluoridated water.
Fluoridation is the process of adding fluoride to water to reach the recommended level for good dental health. About 96% of the NSW population receives fluoridated water.
In NSW, fluoride is added to the water supply at a level of 1 milligram per litre, which is one part per million. This is in line with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations.
Department of Health research shows significantly higher rates of dental decay in unfluoridated areas, particularly in children.
The process of fluoridating the Molong supply began a number of years ago following a community survey and consultation.
Cabonne Council has been working closely with the Department Health and Department of Industry to construct the fluoridation plant, with the Department of Health providing grant funding to cover the cost.
Any residents with questions or anyone who wishes to comment or make a suggestion regarding the fluoridation of the Molong, Cumnock and Yeoval water supply are urged to contact Council’s Engineering and Technical Services Department on (02) 6390 7100 or email email@example.com
There are several websites where residents can obtain more information about fluoridation, including: