January 29th Meeting - Fluoridation of Water Supply

This week, Tecumseh Town Council will be hosting a Public Meeting to discuss fluoridation of the Town's water supply beginning at 6pm.  Tecumseh has purchased its water from the City of Windsor since 2004 and Windsor has supported reintroducing fluoride to its water supply.  Tecumseh residents previously held a referendum supporting the introduction of fluoride on December 17, 1968.  According to a Windsor Star report from May 14, 2003, when Tecumseh operated its own water treatment plant, its fluoride machinery was shut down in December 2001 after the Ministry of Labour condemned it as unsafe.  Fluoride would not be restored until the City of Windsor distributed water once again to the community.  In 2012, Tecumseh Town Council passed a By-law to remove fluoride and this decision was implemented in 2013 following the passage of a By-law by the City of Windsor.

The Administrative Report regarding the matter is here.  Administration does not take a position in 2019, but previously expressed support for fluoridation in 2012 as a result of the Health Unit support for the practice.  You can read the previous report here beginning on Page 178.  A recent Health Unit report regarding the state of Oral Health in our community can be found here.

Town Council has received dozens of letters and emails regarding this issue.  Those that have been submitted for the record can be found here.

Feel free to reach out on this or other municipal matters by contacting me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]

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