Fluoridation Process FAQs 

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Why is fluoride added to the City’s water supply?
The Brant County Health Unit, and Brantford City Council support the addition of fluoride in the City’s drinking supply as a public health measure to reduce cavities and prevent tooth decay.
Is Brantford city water safe to drink?
The City of Brantford has made significant investements to modernize its water treatment plant. Since 2011 new advanced water treatment processes were installed such as ozonation, biological filtration and ultraviolet disinfection. As a result, drinking water is more palatable and safer to drink.
What is the City’s current water fluoride level?
The City of Brantford is maintaining a fluoride residual in drinking water between 0.6 mg/l to 0.8 mg/l as directed by the Brant County Health Unit.
Where can I go to learn about fluoride?
For health-related matters related to fluoride addition, please contact the Brant County Health Unit or talk to your dentist. For all other matters, please contact Customer Service at: (519) 756-1360.
What is the recommended level of fluoride for Brantford?
A therapeutic level is reached by adjusting fluoride levels in the water to achieve balance between what is available naturally and what is needed. The recommended level takes into account fluoride intake from other sources such as food and beverages, and dental treatment and hygiene. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recommends a fluoride residual in drinking water between 0.5 and 0.8 mg/l.
How is water fluoridation monitored?
The Brant County Health Unit, in collaboration with the City’s Environmental Services Department follows a series of operational protocols to monitor water fluoridation levels.
How do I know if my family is getting enough fluoride protection?
Your dentist is able to assess your family member’s dental health.
Who adds fluoride to our water?
The City of Brantford adds fluoride to the municipal water supply in full accordance with Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Drinking Water Quality Standards.