How Wildfires Contaminate Drinking Water Networks

23 Sep 2020 by Local Press Report
West Lafayette IN

As in previous years, [large forest fires] have entered populated areas [in the US], damaging drinking water networks. Water systems have lost pressure, potentially sucking in pollutants, and several utilities are warning of possible and confirmed chemical contamination. Communities need to upgrade building codes to keep wildfires from causing widespread contamination of drinking water systems. They also need to act more aggressively to protect residents from possible toxic exposure immediately after fires.

Source: Inverse

Source: Inverse