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Tag: water infrastructure

  • Saturday, December 28th 2019 - 09:36 UTC

    Fires in Australia threaten the water infrastructure that supplies Sydney

    Temperatures in New South Wales state are forecast to head back towards 40 Celsius early next week, fuelling fires near Warragamba Dam, which provides water to about 80% of Sydney's 5 million resident

    Australian authorities said on Friday that they are focused on protecting water plants, pumping stations, pipes and other infrastructure from intense bushfires surrounding Sydney, the country's largest city. Firefighters battling the blazes for weeks received a reprieve of slightly cooler, damper conditions over Christmas, but the respite is not expected to last long.