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~ Decisions About Fluoridation Of Public Potable Water Supplies ~

Queensland Water Fluoridation Act 2008
Current from 1 November 2013

See Original Gov. Web Site  →  HERE  

Extract:

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1) A local government may decide that fluoride be added to the water supply that supplies potable water to the community in its local government area if it is satisfied the decision is in the best interests of the community.

2) If a local government makes a decision under subsection (1)—

a) if the local government is not the public potable water supplier for the potable water supply that supplies potable water to the community—the local government must give the water supplier notice of the decision; and

b) the water supplier must add fluoride, or continue to add fluoride, to the water supply.

3) A local government may decide that fluoride not be added to the water supply that supplies potable water to the community in its local government area if it is satisfied the decision is in the best interests of the community.

4) If a local government makes a decision under subsection (3)—

a) if the local government is not the public potable water supplier for the potable water supply that supplies potable water to the community—the local government must give the water supplier notice of the decision; and

b) the water supplier must not add fluoride, or must cease to add fluoride, to the water supply.

5) A local government may, before making a decision under subsection (1) or (3), consult with the public potable water supplier for the potable water supply about cost implications, infrastructure arrangements and potential impact on water supply inside or outside the local government area.

6) In this section—

community, of a local government, includes part of the community of the local government.

Requirement for public potable water supplier not to impact on another local government

1) This section applies to a public potable water supplier for a public potable water supply that is required under section 7 to add fluoride, or cease to add fluoride, to the water supply that supplies potable water to a community in a local government area.

2) The public potable water supplier must not, when adding fluoride, or ceasing to add fluoride, to the water supply, affect another local government’s water security or water supply or the fluoridation of another local government’s water supply without the other local government’s agreement.

[Some shires connected to the South Queensland Water Grid are not in agreement
with fluoridation, but are forced to accept it. Does this contravene the Act?]

Costs

If—

a) a local government makes a decision under section 7 to add fluoride, or cease to add fluoride, to the water supply that supplies potable water to the community in its local government area; and

b) the local government is not the public potable water supplier for the potable water supply; and

c) the public potable water supplier for the potable water supply incurs costs (compliance costs) in complying with the local government’s decision;

the local government must pay the public potable water supplier’s compliance costs.

Requirements relating to the addition of fluoride to public potable water supply

A public potable water supplier for a public potable water supply that adds fluoride to the public potable water supply must—

a) add the fluoride in a form prescribed under a regulation; and

b) comply with the requirements prescribed under a regulation relating to the addition of fluoride to, and the maintaining of fluoride in, a public potable water supply.

Note

For the consequences of contravening this provision, see part 5, division 3.

Notification of intention relating to fluoridation of public potable water supply

1) This section applies if a local government makes a decision (a fluoridation decision) to add fluoride, or cease to add fluoride, to the public potable water supply that supplies potable water to the community, or part of its community, in its local government area.

2) The local government must—

a) give the chief executive a notice stating that the local government has made a fluoridation decision and the nature of the decision; and

b) publish the notice at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the State serviced by the water supply.

3) The public potable water supplier for the public potable water supply must, at least 30 days before adding fluoride or ceasing to add fluoride to the water supply—

a) give a fluoridation notice to the chief executive; and

b) publish the fluoridation notice at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the State serviced by the water supply.

4) In this section—

fluoridation notice means a notice stating—

a) that the local government has made a fluoridation decision; and

b) that the public potable water supplier for the public potable water supply intends to add fluoride or cease to add fluoride to the water supply from a stated day.

Only certain persons may add fluoride to a public potable water supply

A person must not add fluoride to a public potable water supply unless the person is—

a) a public potable water supplier for the water supply; or

b) an employee or agent of the water supplier acting under the water supplier’s authority; or

c) acting under section 60.

Maximum penalty—100 penalty units.

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