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Recycled Water for Firefighting - November 2007

With the extended periods of drought over the last few years, water has moved up in the ranks of valuable resources. This has also brought about a major change in attitude to the use of Recycled Water. New technology and increasing demand by industry and communities, has compelled it to become a necessary and vital resource.

As new industrial and domestic areas are developed, recycled water will become an essential component of their infrastructure. Wanting to play our part in the responsible use of this valuable resource, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) in conjunction with the United Firefighters Union, requested a study into the health risks associated with using recycled water for firefighting purposes.

The following documents have be produced by the Steering Committee as a result of their investigations.

Summary Report  by Assistant Commissioner Ian Mitchell (Chair)

Steering Committee Full Report

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Last updated 19 June 2009