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New low sodium water kiosk for Walgett

Virginia Robinson from the Dharriwaa Elders Group with Mullane’s representative Taylor Jordan. Photo Twh

The Dharriwaa Elders Group has installed a Gali in Walgett, providing free, low sodium drinking water to the community.

Supported by the Mullane Foundation and with pro-bono design and assembly by the Beca Group, the first Walgett Gali (Kamilaroi for water) kiosk is now in place out the front of the Dharriwaa Elders Group building, opposite the Walgett IGA supermarket.

Working with the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service, the Dharriwaa Elders aim to make this the first of many outlets to provide safe drinking water at no cost for locals, regardless of water being sourced from the river or the Great Artesian Basin.

Elders Group member, Wendy Spencer said the group has been concerned about sodium levels in the local drinking water for some time.

“Since the days when our river was dry back in 2018/ 2019, we have been concerned about the high levels of sodium in Walgett’s drinking water,” Ms Spencer said. […]

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