Aboriginal elders in western New South Wales say they will provide free filtered drinking water for their remote community after repeated failures by the state and local government to do so.
- Walgett’s water treatment plant failed to process river water days after being fixed
- The town has been relying on poor-quality bore water, which has a slimy texture and a high sodium content
- Aboriginal elders say residents are again being forced to buy expensive bottled water
NSW Water Minister Rose Jackson visited Walgett in April to announce a return to water from the Namoi River by…