Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) are excited to advise the community a new fluoride pump has been installed at the Wellington Water Treatment Plant with fluoride dosing for Wellington’s water recommencing.
As a result fluoride treated water is now being supplied to all areas including Wellington township, Montefiores, Nanima Village, Wellington Caves, Wellington Correctional Centre and Macquarie Correctional Centre.
Dubbo Regional Council alerted residents to the failure of the Fluoride Dosing System at Wellington’s Water Treatment Plant earlier this month.
At the time there was an expected timeframe of Mid-March for delivery however council staff have worked hard to bring that delivery forward and have now installed a new fluoride dosing pump.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the Wellington community and those who use Wellington’s potable water supply,” Acting Director Infrastructure Chris Godfrey said.
“Operational staff advised us earlier this month the pump could not be repaired and needed to be replaced, with a pump having to be sourced from Germany.
“Staff have worked hard to secure a new fluoride dosing pump within a much shorter than anticipated timeframe, allowing the fluoride system to be re-established.
The water produced at the Wellington Water Treatment Plant has always been maintained to the highest level and has met the required control points for provision of safe drinking water during the process.