When fires began in February 2019, drought conditions in Tenterfield affected the ability of the NSW Rural Fire Service to obtain water for firefighting. Fires continued to burn into November 2019. The fires were followed by a large rain event which compromised water quality and led to a boil water alert.


AuthorWater Services Association of Australia, NSW Water Directorate and Tenterfield Shire Council
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