Fluoride finally back in Dorval’s tap water

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Since Sept. 17, the City of Dorval has fluoride back in its drinking water. After having fluoride in its water for 50 years, the municipality had to stop adding it in 2003 because its installations had become obsolete.

At the time, the Borough of Dorval/L’Île-Dorval had repeatedly requested financial assistance to upgrade the installations. At the end of 2006, the provincial government finally ruled that the decision to add fluoride to the water fell within the juridiction of the City of Dorval, and, from that date on, planning work for the renovation and upgrading of equipment began, thanks notably to a government subsidy of $400,000.

After many weeks of testing, the system is now ready to distribute fluoridated water to all Dorval residents. “After waiting for many years, I’m very happy to offer once again fluoridated water to all our citizens. Fluoridation is a safe and effective public health measure to fight tooth decay and we are proud that all residents of the City of Dorval will benefit from it”, stated Mayor Edgar Rouleau.

Geographic location: Dorval

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  • Brian Jackson
    February 08, 2010 - 11:15

    Sad News for lovers of clean and unpolluted water. Fluoride doesnt work and is highly toxic and carcinogenic.The only people who benefit from this are companies like ALCOA who cannot get rid of this crap fast enough because of the cost and instead turn it to profit by telling lies about it. But as it says in the Holy Book. As a dog returneth to its vomiti, so a fool to his folly.

  • Lisa
    February 08, 2010 - 11:15

    I am very surprised that an "educated" person like Major Edgar Rouleau of Dorval could be so uneducated about the harm fluoride is on our health. Perhaps Major Rouleau should research the health benefits of not adding it to our water. Europe are always ahead on health concerns and have removed fluoride from its water long ago. Toothpaste is more than enough that we need to protect our teeth from cavities.....come on Major Rouleau get with the times.....