Public notice: temporary fluoride interruption to water services

Leduc County purchases water from the Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission (CRSWSC).

The CRSWSC receives its water from EPCOR’s E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant in Edmonton. EPCOR is upgrading the water treatment plant,  which services north, west and south Edmonton, as well as Beaumont, Leduc, Morinville, Nisku, Onoway, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Stony Plain and Sturgeon County, to improve capacity.

To accommodate construction at the plant, EPCOR will temporarily stop adding fluoride to water from the plant. This means that water provided to the CRSWSC utility customers won’t contain fluoride during EPCOR’s construction. The interruption will last for approximately seven months, beginning September 3, 2019.

What should I do?
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recommended using a fluoridated toothpaste and scheduling a regular dental checkup during the temporary interruption. AHS always recommends eating healthy foods that are low in sugar to help fight against cavities and other dental health issues.

Is water without fluoride safe to drink?
During this temporary interruption the water is perfectly safe to drink. There will be no change in taste or colour, the only difference will be the absence of fluoride providing additional dental health benefits.

Additional information on the fluoride interruption.

I’d like more information on fluoride
If you have questions or want more information on the health benefits of fluoride, please contact Alberta Health Services' Health Link 24/7 by dialing 811 or visit MyHealth.Alberta.ca.