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Stay Safe – Don’t Swim in Channels

Channels are an important part of our rural water delivery network, but it’s important to remember they are not safe for swimming.

Not only can channels be deep, but pipes, gates and drains are under the surface and these can create strong undercurrents.

Sometimes rubbish and dangerous items can also be hidden underneath including snakes, broken glass, wire, logs, weeds, steel drums, tyres – even old bikes!

Channels are also a risk for your pets. The sloping sides of the channels can be slippery and weeds can easily get tangled around your pets.

Help keep channels clean by disposing of your rubbish and unwanted items responsibly and remember, channels are used to move water and deliver it to properties and houses, not for swimming.