Cost Increase and Delay for Calgary’s Plan to Re-introduce Fluoride Into Water Systems

Water Fluoridation

A recent memo reveals the City of Calgary’s plan to reinstate water fluoridation will be delayed and cost much more than planned, reports CTV News.

The initial $10.1 million cost of fluoridation has now jumped to $28.1 million due to the construction of a new building at the treatment plant that was not originally planned. Inflation and supply chain challenges are also a factor in the new cost.

The original date for the completion of the project was June 2024, but now it will most likely be completed by September 2024.

Fluoride has not been in Calgary’s drinking water since 2011.

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