Tokoroa Campaign

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Scenery along the river at Tokoroa.

Tokoroa Fluoridation Information


What was the outcome of the 2015 Long Term Plan on the fluoridation issue?

Council views this as a Central Government issue and takes guidance from the Minsitry of Health in matter relating to chlorine, fluoride and ultraviolet treatment of our water supplies. As a result of this guidance, Council has no intention at this stage of changing its current water treatment processess. Please note Council does supply a free of charge non-fluoride water from the public drinking fountains in Putaruru.


What parts of Tokoroa are fluoridated?

The whole of Tokoroa water supply.


What fluoride chemicals are used to fluoridate Tokoroa’s water supply?

IXOM (formerly Orica) supplies Hydrofluorosilicic Acid H2SiF6 to Council to fluoridate.


What level is Tokoroa fluoridated at?



Where is the waste water for Tokoroa discharged?

To be advised.


Is there a Resource consent for the discharge of fluoridation chemicals into the TBC?

No. There is no mention of fluoride chemicals in the waste water resource consent. Resource consent for the Waste Water process for Tokoroa –  Tokoroa WWTP Consent – CURRENT


Can you provide the section of the consent that permits?

There is no section.


Is there a Resource Consent held by South Waikato District Council to add Hydrofluorosilicic Acid to the Tokoroa’s water supplies?

None. Not specifically included in the resource consent.


How much per annum is spent on Hydrofluorosilicic acid?



How much per annum is spent on implementing water fluoridation?



How much per annum is spent on testing the levels of water fluoridation?



How much does it cost per Tonne of Hydrofluorosilicic Acid?



How many Tonne of Hydrofluorosilicic Acid is added into Fielding’s shared environment?

12,000 litres are used per year.


How frequent is the levels of fluoride in the water tested?



Who performs the testing?

Hills Laboratories.


When did fluoridation begin in Tokoroa and has there been any public consultation since beginning?

Fluoridation started in 1969. There has been no public consultation since beginning fluoridation.





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