Fleur Thompson is worried her health issues could be made worse by drinking salty water. Bourke resident Fleur Thompson says she’s battled a few health issues this year, including hypertension and kidney stones. Residents and some experts are concerned about the health implications of bore water high in sodium It may taste bad, but there are no regulated health-based limits on sodium levels in drinking water A process of reverse osmosis is used to take sodium out of drinking water, but councils are worried about the cost So when she found out her outback town’s emergency drinking water supply was high in sodium she was worried. "I got some tests done and my kidneys were not functioning at full capacity," she said. "The one doctor who I did get to speak to about it was really concerned. "He was concerned about the rest of town having to deal with […]