NT Beverages, which received $10 million of taxpayer's money from an infrastructure fund that has since been abolished, was granted a water extraction licence just hours before entering into voluntary administration.
Essential Energy says it will charge NSW's electricity customers more per year to fund a Broken Hill sewerage plant if a price rise for local water customers is not approved.
Claims by the makers of Akuna Springs that their bottled water is "enriched with vital organic minerals that enhance the experience of taste while supplying incredible health benefits with every sip" is called into question by an independent water analysis that shows it is no healthier than tap water.
The former managing director of Australia's largest rural water corporation might have to repay thousands of dollars of public funds he spent on items such as a new barbecue and alcohol.
The Queensland environment department launches an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval, contrary to the miner's claim it had permission for the works.
It's an industry worth more than $700 million annually, but it also contributes to a huge plastic waste problem — the list of reasons why Australians keep buying bottled water is long and varied.
A Northern Territory water bottling company that was controversially awarded a $10 million taxpayer investment is extracting water from a different aquifer than the one advertised on its website.
Indigenous residents living in the Northern Territory mining town of Borroloola said they do not believe assurances from the Health Department that water they were warned not to drink in April is now safe.