Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) has quickly responded to the failure of the Fluoride Dosing System at Wellington’s Water Treatment Plant in January 2023, installing a new flouride pump to allow fluoride dosing to recommence.

As a result, fluoride treated water is now being supplied to all areas including Wellington township, Montefiores, Nanima Village, Wellington Caves, Wellington Correctional Centre and Macquarie Correctional Centre.

At the time of the system failure, there was an expected timeframe of Mid-March 2023 for delivery of a new system, which remains on order. 

However, Council staff have been able to modify the fluoride pump not being used at Dubbo’s John Gilbert Water Treatment Plant.

Acting Director Infrastructure, Chris Godfrey, said, “This is a fantastic outcome for the Wellington community and those who use Wellington’s potable water supply. 

“Operational staff advised us earlier this month the pump could not be repaired and needed to be replaced, with a pump having to be sourced from Germany.

“Staff have worked hard to secure a new fluoride dosing pump within a much shorter than anticipated timeframe, allowing the fluoride system to be re-established.”

The fluoride treatment at the Dubbo facility requires a complete rebuild of fluoridation infrastructure with the tender process for a contractor being undertaken. 

The water produced at the Wellington Water Treatment Plant has always been maintained to the highest level and has met the required control points for provision of safe drinking water during the process.

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