Water Fluoridation

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Dan Freeborough

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Is the Water in Driffield East Riding of Yorkshire fluoridated and if so how much is added?

If the water is not fluoridated is there any future plans to do so?

What other additives are there in the water supply and if so how
much is added?

How much does it cost to put any additives you use into the

Is there any future plans to put Lithium or any other chemical into the water?

Yours faithfully,

Dan Freeborough


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DWI Enquiries (DWI), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dear Dan,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding Fluoridation in Driffield. This has been passed to the Drinking Water Inspectorate by the Defra Helpline

I can confirm that water in Driffield is not fluoridated.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 transfered the responsibility for proposing fluoridation schemes and consulting residents on water fluoridation from Strategic Health Authorities to Local Authorities so your local authority would be best placed to advise on any future plans.

The Drinking Water Inspectorate knows of no plans to introduce lithium to water.

The Inspectorate does not hold any information on the costs of water treatment chemicals, your local water company may be able to provide this information.


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