Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tap Water Damned

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tap Water Damned

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Byline: Austin King

SHECOS not quite sure, but Liz Lovelock believes RockhamptonCOs pale, murky tap water covered her daughterCOs body with rashes.

Liz has a sour taste in her mouth because she can no longer rely on the cityCOs water supply to quench her thirst after noticing pale, brown water running from her tap.

She used to drink tap water supplied to her Nerimbera home.

She has resorted to a water filter her mother bought because dead vegetation and river sediment has discoloured her drinking water. She said daughter Amelia, 2, flared up with rashes all over her body after a bath on Wednesday night.

C[pounds sterling]I donCOt know if the water is the reason but she sure did flare up after her bath,C[yen] Liz said. C[pounds sterling]I wouldnCOt go as far as saying the water is similar to a third-world city but itCOs definitely dirty. I thought more fluoride would need to be pumped into the water.C[yen]

Meanwhile, although Ethiopia is worlds away from Rockhampton, KawanaCOs Jessica Stickley says she lives in a third-world city. …

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