Frustration over poor water quality growing in WA regional communities

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number of regional communities across Western Australia have grown increasingly concerned their tap water is unsafe to drink and are becoming more reliant on bottled water.

The issue of poor water quality was first raised in State Parliament in 2000.

Twenty-six towns and communities were identified as not having acceptable drinking water, many of which are in the Mid-west and Goldfields regions.

Cue shire president Ross Pigdon, who has lived in the town all his life, said he had not drunk tap water for more than 15 years.

Period12 Sep 2016

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  • TitleFrustration over poor water quality growing in WA regional communities
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date12/09/16
    DescriptionA number of regional communities across Western Australia have grown increasingly concerned their tap water is unsafe to drink and are becoming more reliant on bottled water.

    The issue of poor water quality was first raised in State Parliament in 2000.

    Twenty-six towns and communities were identified as not having acceptable drinking water, many of which are in the Mid-west and Goldfields regions.
    Producer/AuthorSebastian Neuweiler
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-12/water-quality-in-many-wa-regional-towns-still-sub-standard/7836992
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani