Temporary Fluoride Shutdown
The Weston Board of Health would like residents to be aware that the MWRA is replacing portions of the fluoride feed piping and equipment at the Carroll Water Treatment Plant serving MetroWest and metro Boston communities, MWRA will need to shut down the fluoride feed for a few months starting in early March. While fluoridation is important for dental health, health officials indicate that this short-term shutdown does not require any special additional action by consumers.
The current schedule is for the work to begin in March, with the fluoridation system being off-line for approximately three months. MWRA will provide periodic updates on the project and post information on MWRA’s website at https://www.mwra.com/04water/html/fluoride.html
The oral health experts at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health indicate that consumers do not need to take any special additional action during this short-term shutdown.
If you have any concerns, check with your dental care provider. For more information on your drinking water, please visit www.mwra.com or call 617-242-7283.