Filtering equipment has been set up at the Warragamba Dam © Getty Images/iStockphoto
Filtering equipment has been set up at the Warragamba Dam © Getty Images/iStockphoto

NSW protects drinking water from bushfire ash

20 January 2020

New South Wales (NSW) has taken extra precautions to protect its water supply from the effects of ash from the bushfires.

State-run water supplier WaterNSW has deployed filtering equipment, such as “silt curtains” and booms, at the primary reservoir Warragamba Dam to prevent ash from entering the water supply.

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