Water is vital for life, but in remote areas, getting water is challenging.
New research from Charles Darwin University found water in some Aboriginal communities is not safe.
According to the study, water samples were taken from three different remote communities, all of them containing iron, coming from the water pipes.
The bacteria causing melioidosis, or BPS, is resistant to water treatments with chlorine, making people and animals more likely to get the bacteria.
The research plans to raise awareness about melioidosis and water safety across Northern Australia in the near future.Download Audio