Buttah Windee Community, WA

Buttah Windee is a small, rural community located 760 kilometres from Perth in Western Australia. Faced with uranium-contaminated water for the past 10 years, residents of this remote town had extremely limited water-supply options given the health consequences.

A lack of technology and government funding opportunities left Buttah Windee residents with only two options: One, stay and drink the contaminated water, or two, uproot their families to the nearest town and start over. A small remainder of the community chose neither option and instead stayed and fought for an alternative.