Between 2013 and 2016 B. pseudomallei was detected in untreated water from the Katherine, the Darwin River Reservoir, McMinns borefields and the Adelaide River. Katherine
B. pseudomallei detections are from unchlorinated parts of the water treatment plant. The positive detections in Darwin were from samples of raw water collected prior to the
disinfection process. The Adelaide River positive detection was from a sample of
the sediment in a tank that was offline for cleaning.
Power and Water Corporation Water Quality Report 2016
B. pseudomallei is the agent responsible for Meliodosis, an infectious disease