flouride

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From: brian ovens

23 July 2009

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like through the freedom of information act, information
about floride used in scottish water. is it true that you are now
puting floride in drinking water? if you are, who gave you the
authority to do so? what is the reason for this? dont you know
floride is a toxic waste? i am talking about water throughout
scotland, or are you just puting in water in certain areas? if so,
i would like to know the areas that have floride in their drinking
water.

Yours faithfully,

b ovens

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Scottish Water

23 July 2009

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From: FOI
Scottish Water

10 August 2009


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Dear Mr Ovens,

This e-mail is in response to your request for information that was
received on 23 July.

I can confirm that fluoride is not added to any part of the water supply
in Scotland.

You can appeal if you are dissatisfied with this decision. You must
make your appeal within forty days of receiving this e-mail. Please see
the attachment included with this e-mail for details of our appeals
procedure.

Yours sincerely

Richard Duncan
Customer Relations
Scottish Water

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From: brian ovens

19 August 2009

Dear FOI,

thank you for your reply on this matter, but could you confirm if
there is anything added to water in scotland?

Yours sincerely,

brian ovens

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Scottish Water

19 August 2009

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From: FOI
Scottish Water

20 August 2009

Dear Mr Ovens,

One of the main chemicals we add to our water supply is chlorine to make
sure the water is safe to use when it leaves our water treatment plants,
flows down our pipes to the customers home. The dosing fluctuates in
different parts of the country. If there is any area of Scotland you
are particularly interested in, please let me know and I can send you a
copy of the water analysis form for the area which confirms everything
in the water supply.

Yours sincerely

Richard Duncan
Customer Relations
Scottish Water

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From: brian ovens

20 August 2009

Dear FOI,

thank you for your response, you mentioned chlorine is one of the
main chemicals in water. i would be greatful for a full list of
chemicals in Scottish water, particularly clackmannanshire. please
just put the list on this site in reply to this request.

Yours sincerely,

brian ovens

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20 August 2009

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response before this timescale.

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From: Robin Lambert
Scottish Water

15 September 2009


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Dear Mr Owens

Thank you for your reply of the 20 August 2009 requesting further
information regarding the chemicals used within our water supply. I have
enclosed the following information for your perusal:

1. Fact Sheet 3 which deals with the treatment aspects includes what is
added at the works. Fact Sheet 2 explains various parameters measured
under the regulations. More fact sheets including one on chlorine are
available at:

http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/portal/pa...
PGE_HOUSEHOLD/SWE_HH_WTR

2. Scottish Water does not add flouride in the water and there is no
plan to do it.

3. Water Quality Zone data for 2008 which shows what is typically in the
water supplied in Clackmannanshire.

4. The hardness of the water in the area is classified as moderately
soft with Calcium carbonate content of around 53 mg/l.

5. Any exceedance in any parameters under the regulations is reported to
the Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR), Health Board and
Environmental bodies. You may also like to look at the DWQR site for
more information:

http://www.dwqr.org.uk/

Hope this helps.

You can appeal if you are dissatisfied with this decision. You must
make your appeal within forty days of receiving this e-mail. Please see
the attachment included with this e-mail for details of our appeals
procedure

Yours sincerely

Robin Lambert
Administration Assistant
Complaints Management Unit
[email address]
0131 445 6547

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From: brian ovens

20 September 2009

Dear Robin Lambert,

thank you for the reply, but could you be more short and sweet with
your answer? i want to know what scottish water add to the water
themselves, not what gets into it through natural causes. is there
going to be any change on adding floride to water? you have said it
isn't in the water just now, but i am hearing it is going to be
added to water in clackmannanshire, is this true? please, a full
list of what Scottish water add to water is all i want.

Yours sincerely,

brian ovens

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Scottish Water

6 October 2009

Dear Mr Ovens,

This e-mail is in response to your request for information that was
received on 20 September.

The following is added to the water supply before it leaves the
treatment works.

1. Lime to adjust the pH.
2. Chlorine to disinfect it.
3. Phosphate to provide a protection against lead coming of any lead
pipes we may still have. This is called plumbosolvancy.

Scottish Water does not have any plans to add fluoride to the water
supply in Scotland.

Yours sincerely

Richard Duncan
Complaints Management Unit
Scottish Water

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Iain left an annotation (21 July 2012)

Quote-marks Hi, would he be so kind as to tell us if fluoride is added by any means i.e. is there another company other than Scottish Water who add fluoride to the water supply in Scotland.

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S.Ellis left an annotation (27 July 2013)

Quote-marks I would like to obtain the knowledge if fluoride is being added to our water, I have noticed that the taste in the water from the tap has not been as pleasant as it used to be, I like drink water (usually) and I enjoy having a fit and healthy body which means that I like to know exactly what I am putting in my body at all times, in any way, shape, or form!
I am determined to carry out tests myself, it's handy to have a friend in the science department

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Stevie left an annotation ( 5 December 2013)

Quote-marks I would also like to know if any other company or companies are adding or planning to add flouride to Scotlands water supply? I agree the taste has changed for the worse possibly due to the chlorine levels but more importantly the bad health issues that would follow from flouridation are an overwelming concern!

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Iain left an annotation ( 6 December 2013)

Quote-marks It's been a while since I commented here and after quite a bit of research points me to believe that there is no fluoride is added to the water supply, in stead it's more likely to be aluminium, ,barium, strontium or goodness knows what else is being sprayed by the chemtrail planes ending up in the water supply and or food chain. .....?

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