In accordance with the Town of Okotoks' Water System Approval # 1029-03-00 (issued December 13, 2012), the addition of fluoride into the town's drinking water ceased effective December 20, 2012. Epcor Water Services monitors the quality of water in the Sheep River watersheds. Results are made public in the annual Water Quality Report. Fluoride naturally occurs in the Sheep River in concentrations varying throughout the year, between 0.22 and 0.23 mg/L.
An alternative program for access to oral health examination and topical fluoride varnish for children aged 12-25 months was developed in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the Primary Care Network and continues to be administered through the Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Center. For more information on the alternative program please contact Family and Community Support Services at 403-938-8935.