Australians living in remote, regional areas of Australia have been dealing with water quality issues for decades. University of Queensland Health Researcher Dr Nina Hall says the issue is widespread, and disproportionately affects remote Aboriginal communities.
Doomadgee is now the second regional town to take their concerns to the public this year, with one resident posting shocking images of the discolouration of their water supply to Facebook.
While testing shows the discolouration is the only issue and the water is still safe to drink, residents are apprehensive to continue its use. But due to inflated bottled water prices, many have no choice.
Residents are pushing for public discussion to help change the systems and fix their water supplies.Download Audio