What it contains

During a fire, large volumes of water, either on its own, or mixed with foams or fire retardants, can be used to put the fire out. Often, this firewater can find its way to local waterways and impact the water quality. This fact sheet contains information about firewater run-off.
Publication number
Contaminated environments; Fact sheet; Land and groundwater; Water
Number of pages
Release date
24 December 2018

Reviewed 31 August 2023