EPCOR is upgrading the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant fluoridation system starting September 3, 2019. These upgrades are to improve capacity and continue to deliver quality water.
The City of St. Albert receives water from the E.L. Smith plant. This means that our fluoride will be temporarily interrupted. During this time, the water is perfectly safe to drink. There will be no change in taste or colour; the only difference will be the absence of fluoride, providing additional dental health benefits.
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, upgrades have not been completed. The timeframe for this project is undetermined. Please check back for updates.
What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that exists in freshwater, seawater and soil. Most drinking water contains some natural fluoride. It is known to prevent tooth decay and promote better dental health. Water fluoridation is the process used in many Canadian communities of adjusting the level of fluoride in the municipal water supply to an optimum level so the community can receive these health benefits.
For more information on the interruption, please visit epcor.com/fluorideinterruption
Last edited: May 25, 2020