Fluoride and water fluoridation

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In association with the 2019-2022 strategic priority Foster Healthy Citizens & Vibrant Spaces, City Council is committed to ‘examining the feasibility of fluoridating the drinking water’ in Kingston.

The City of Kingston has not made a decision with respect to whether fluoride would be added to the community water supply, but rather is at the early stages of community engagement and completing a technical review of upgrades required to accommodate community water fluoridation. All findings will be reported to Council for consideration.

To learn more about water fluoridation, the City of Kingston has developed the Fluoride and Water


In association with the 2019-2022 strategic priority Foster Healthy Citizens & Vibrant Spaces, City Council is committed to ‘examining the feasibility of fluoridating the drinking water’ in Kingston.

The City of Kingston has not made a decision with respect to whether fluoride would be added to the community water supply, but rather is at the early stages of community engagement and completing a technical review of upgrades required to accommodate community water fluoridation. All findings will be reported to Council for consideration.

To learn more about water fluoridation, the City of Kingston has developed the Fluoride and Water Fluoridation webpage. Here you can find information on topics such as: How Fluoride Works, The History of Fluoride in Kingston and a look at what other municipalities are doing with respect to their community water supply.

The City of Kingston wants to hear from you!

To share your input on water fluoridation, we encourage you to participate via the following community engagement opportunities:

  • Completing the Fluoride and Water Fluoridation Survey
  • Attending one of the Water Fluoridation Open Houses
  • The Fluoride Decision-making Process

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    06 February, 2020
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  • City seeks input on fluoridating municipal drinking water

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    05 February, 2020

    News release - Feb. 3, 2020 - The City is inviting input from residents to help Council consider whether or not to add fluoride to the water. Kingston’s water does not have fluoride added to it by the municipality. Exploring the feasibility of fluoridating the municipal water supply is one of Council’s strategic priorities.

    Examining the feasibility of fluoridating drinking water is an initiative that falls under Council’s priority to “Foster healthy citizens and vibrant spaces.”

    “Please note that the municipality is neither for, nor against, fluoridation at this point. We are just collecting information for Council’s consideration,” says Lanie Hurdle, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer.

    Learn more about fluoride and water fluoridation by visiting the City’s Fluoride and Water Fluoridation website page.

    You may wish to offer your input by:

    • Completing a survey at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

    • Dropping by one of these upcoming open houses to share your thoughts:

      • Feb.19 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St.

      • Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.