Fluoridation

None of the water supplied by South East Water has fluoride artificially added.

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring substance found in soils and rock and very low levels can be present in water throughout the country.

In some parts of the UK, and in other countries around the world, the decision has been to artificially add fluoride to water supplies because it is considered to have benefits in terms of reducing tooth decay.

That is not the case in our area and we do not artificially add fluoride to your water.

Adding fluoride to water is a decision for health experts, not a water company and so the substance could only be added to your water supply if the local NHS required us to do so as a result of Government legislation.

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