These toilets at Coward Springs (a campground) are the only services along the 200 km (120 miles) between Marree and William Creek. The large tanks collect what little rain falls onto the rooves, providing drinking water. This is the common drinking water source in all the towns in this part of the outback, where the tap water that comes from wells has the same high mineral content as the water coming out of the mound springs. This high mineral content makes most people sick if they drink the water, and makes it so soap doesn't lather. It also tastes really salty when you brush your teeth.

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