This page provides a comprehensive list of where there are public water taps that do not have fluoride added plus an overview of other options for fluoride free water such as buying bottled water, filtration systems and collecting rain water. It also provides information on where you can find out the level of fluoride in your water.

Non-fluoridated Public taps

Hastings fluoride free tap
    • Hamilton has two fluoridation-free taps. One in Claudelands and the other in the Taitua Arboretum outlet. See press release by Fluoride Free Hamilton for details.
    • Taupo According to the Taupo Council, Acacia Bay has a separate water system from Taupo and does not get fluoridated
    • HastingsHavelock North and Flaxmere, There are two fluoridation-free taps. One ay Civic Square, Hastings Library on the corner of Warren and Eastbourne Streets. The other is one privately owned land at 37 Station Street, Whakatu which has an official tap like the library.
    • Palmerston North – Massey, Bunnythorpe and Longburn are not fluoridated. There is also a fluoride and chlorine free tap installed on the eastern side of the yellow building closest to the Papaioea Park entrance on Featherston Street. See Palmerston North city council page for more info.
    • Masterton – at the entrance of “Manuka Reserve”, Manuka st, Lansdowne, Masterton. This water is cleaned using UV rather than chlorine
    • Kapiti, Paekakariki and Otaki are both non-fluoridated. The council has put in a public tap in Paekakariki where people can collect fluoride-free water.
    • Wellington you can go the fountain in Petone. The fountain is located on Buick Street off Jackson Street. Click here to view a map of the Petone fountain delivering fluoride free water! There is also another tap providing the same non-fluoridated, unchlorinated water as Petone outside the Dowse in Lower Hutt.
  • Dunedin – there is a tap outside the Speights brewery that is open to public use which has not had added fluoridation-chemicals.
hamilton fluoride free tap

Mineral / Spring Water – Bottled / Tank refills

Under Australia & New Zealand Food Legislation fluoride in natural spring water is not required to be tested, unless it is added.

Bottled water is not necessarily fluoride-free, as some bottled water is no more than plain tap water filled in a fluoridated area.

Ararima Valley Bottled Water

Ararimu Valley is bottled at source from a subterranean aquifer 725ft below ground, in the Ararimu Valley of Waimauku, north west of Auckland. 20lt Refills available at the following Auckland Health Stores as well as far as we know
Wise Cicada Newmarket
Huckleberry Farms Royal Oak
Aquadeli Mt Eden

Pure Living Water

Outlets in Kaitaia, Whangarei, Auckland and Hamilton. 

Pure Dew

This water has been subject to reverse osmosis and is available from most supermarkets. As all trace minerals are removed nutrients should be added back into the diet.

Filtration

Distillation

Water is boiled, and the steam collected and re-condensed into water. This process leaves impurities behind. Trace amounts of fluoride can be carried by the steam into the distilled water. If you have a particular intolerance to fluoride, you may need to distil twice. However, this will not be necessary for the average person. 

Reverse Osmosis

An osmotic membrane is used to draw fluoride and other minerals out of tap water. The system removes almost all of the fluoride. The process uses about 4 litres of water to produce 1 litre of purified water.

Selective Ion Exchange Resins

Selective ion-exchange resins leave the beneficial minerals such as calcium and phosphorus in the water, while removing heavy metals such as aluminium and lead.
The normal filters do not remove fluoride. You must ask for the one that does.
The systems come in either under-bench or bench-top units. They are available from Microlene, MasterTrade, and other trade outlets.

Water Bio 1000 Mineral Pot

A test on the Bio Pot was carried out on Wellington water. The laboratory, ESR, found the level of fluoride reduced from 0.7ppm to 0.08ppm which represents about 89% reduction.

Rain Water Collection

Rain water collection is another option if you have enough space at your house. This is probably one of the best solutions as it means all the water supplied to your house is fluoride free. Rain water collection requires a general filter to take out bacteria and perhaps another to take out contaminants such as aluminium and heavy metals. 

Testing for fluoride

Hills Laboratory

Hills Labs in Hamilton do fluoride testing of water for $21.70 per sample (detection limit 0.05ppm) sufficient for most general water samples. Hills labs said they need a sample of nominal size “100ml”. Best to use a pump bottle as they regard them as clean. Samples need to be in plastic – definitely not glass. Contact them first so they know you are sending a sample and so they have your email address. Then send the sample via courier. The address to send samples: 28 Duke Street, Frankton, Private Bag 3205, Hamilton 3240. Ph 0508 HILL LAB 44 555 22

Eurofins

Eurofins in Seaview, Lower Hutt can test to a detection limit of 0.005 ppm at $19 per test. Eurofins prefer you to use one of their plastic bottles which they will send you – cost $5 each.

Local Councils

Council Data – If you live in a fluoridated area you can send an Official Information Act Request to the council and ask for the fluoride levels over whatever time frame you want. All fluoridating councils have to test the fluoride levels every few days.