Fluoride-free taps

In April 2016 Hamilton City Council approved two options for people wanting to collect containers of unfluoridated water. The options were developed after submissions to the Council's 10-Year-Plan. 

Investigations were carried out in conjunction with members of Fluoride-Free Hamilton, who strongly supported recommendations for taps at Claudelands and Taitua Arboretum.

The Claudelands tap is located beside the Claudelands Grandstand and playground carpark (access via Gate 2, Heaphy Terrace). The tap draws its water from the city's reticulated supply with on-site de-ionising technology in place to reduce fluoride levels in the water back to trace concentrations, typically less than 0.2mg/L. 

The Taitua Arboretum site uses an existing bore.  Testing has indicated that fluoride levels within the bore are typically less than 0.1mg/L.  

The supply at the Arboretum is UV-treated and has had no chlorine added. Because there is no chlorine treatment, extra care should be taken to use only clean containers for collection and/or storage. Additionally the water should only be stored for short durations and kept in a cool environment. ​​

Please note: The Taitua Arboretum tap is currently closed for an essential upgrade.  The project includes:

  • Bore head improvements
  • Reservoir maintenance
  • Upgrade to UV treatment device
  • Improved monitoring and alarm system

We apologise for the inconvenience and will provide an update as soon as it is back up and running.​

Page reviewed: 20 Jul 2021 3:14pm