Goulburn Mulwaree Council has announced that the treatment process of the new Marulan Water Treatment Plant will include fluoridation, after coming to an agreement in a council meeting on 19 September.
The concept design for the plant is currently being completed, with a replacement plant to be constructed next to the existing one. This upgrade provides an opportunity to install fluoridation equipment and begin fluoridating the Marulan town water supply, which is currently not fluoridated.
Goulburn town water has been fluoridated since 1956, and approximately 93 per cent of the New South Wales population connected to town water have access to fluoridated water.
The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Dental Association, Australian Medical Association, Public Health Association of Australia, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and the World Health Organisation support fluoridation of town water supplies.
Council will now include fluoridation in the design for the new water treatment plant in Marulan and work with NSW Health to obtain the necessary approvals for future operation.
Featured image: The Marulan Water Treatment Plant. Image credit: Goulburn Mulwaree Council.