“In Ireland, water supplied by local government is required by law to be fluoridated.
“However, water supplied by local community “group schemes”, or from private wells, is nearly always non-fluoridated.
“As a result, less urbanised regions of Ireland have a patchwork of fluoridated and non-fluoridated water supplies serving communities in close proximity”.
We hear about communities developing their own renewable energy schemes, taking over village shops, libraries and pubs and this is news of another welcome initiative.
A search revealed the existence of the National Federation of Group Water Schemes, the representative and negotiating organisation for community-owned rural water services in Ireland.