Here at Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff, 230kms from Alice Springs, the community is serviced with bore water. This groundwater can get polluted or be of poor quality. It also has a distinctive, unpalatable taste. However, it’s the only option for most people as bottled water has to be shipped in and is often too expensive. Consequently, it’s very hard for people to get enough fresh, clean water. It gets incredibly hot here in summer (as you can imagine!) and even in winter it is very dry. Not drinking enough can cause and exacerbate all sorts of illnesses and conditions.
We currently have a health campaign to promote drinking more water. But, what we urgently need is clean, filtered drinking water outlets. Our dream is to provide clean, fresh water at the Art Centre, the School, the Childcare facility, the Health Clinic and the Aged Care facility.
We are currently looking for corporate or private sponsors who would like to fund the purchase, installation and maintenance of water filtering equipment. If you are able to contribute in anyway, please contact the Art Centre on (08) 8956 8783.
If you know anyone else who may want to help, perhaps business owners, marketing and PR people, or water filtration industry contacts please talk to them about the project and get in touch!
We appreciate any help in keeping our community healthy!
Location & Contact
Haasts Bluff, NT 0872