Large Aboriginal community water supply is running out

Dec. 4, 2013

BIDYADANGA, Western Australia — The water has been shutting down every other day due to increasing demand.

BIDYADANGA, Western Australia — The water supply in Bidyadanga, a large Aboriginal community in Western Australia, has been shutting down every other day as the groundwater supply struggles to keep up with the growing population, according to an article by ABC Kimberley.

"This actually began after the 30 houses were built and they were connected; that was probably about six months ago," said community CEO Peter Yip. "We've only got three bores working, and that's really insufficient for a population of 2000-plus."

The community's water has been turning off every other day due to low water pressure, the article reported.

The Remote Area Essential Services Program, managed by the Department of Housing and Works, is responsible for the water supply in Bidyadanga, noted the article.

According to the article, another bore is needed to fix the problem, which will cost more than a million dollars to build.

Read the full article here.

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