Only the Pointe-Claire and Dorval drinking water production plants distribute fluoridated drinking water, the concentration of which is regulated by the Public Health Act.
Various purification treatments are used to provide high-quality water for public consumption. Fluoridation is an additional step, independent of the drinking water production steps.
Why fluoridate water?
Fluoridation is the addition of a fluoridation agent to drinking water to prevent tooth decay. The products used for water fluoridation at the Pointe-Claire and Dorval plants meet the quality standards established by the Quebec government, which are based on the highest recognized standards.
Areas served by these plants
It supplies all of Pointe-Claire, Beaconsfield, Kirkland and Baie-d’Urfé as well as a portion of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, within the following boundaries
- south of Boulevard de Salaberry
- east of Rue Somerset
- west of Rue Iberville and Rue Tecumseh
It serves Dorval, Dorval Island and the Montréal-Trudeau airport facilities.
Operated by Montréal since 2014, these two plants provide approximately 5% of the drinking water on the island of Montréal.