People urged to take care around reservoirs over Easter

People across Wales are being warned of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs, as large parts of the country enjoy warm weather in the run up to the Easter bank holiday weekend.

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Reservoirs 'full of hidden dangers,' Welsh Water warns

Welsh Water is urging people to abide by the 'no swimming' signs at reservoirs this weekend, no matter how tempting the water may seem.

Our reservoirs are great places to enjoy organised activities but all too often people are tempted to risk taking a swim which can lead to tragic consequences.

While reservoirs might seem like a great place to cool off, they are full of hidden dangers with freezing cold water and strong currents.

We ask customers to remember that reservoirs are working sites that are an important part of the water cycle.

This is why we display signage at these sites and campaigns asking customers not to swim at any time.

– Pete Perry, Welsh Water

Reservoir danger warning ahead of Easter weekend

Welsh Water are warning of the hidden dangers of reservoirs Credit: ITV News

People across Wales are being warned of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs, as large parts of the country enjoy warm weather in the run up to the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Welsh Water owns and maintains more than 80 reservoirs across Wales and although visitors are welcomed to these recreational sites, they are being warned not to swim in them because of the dangers, which can lead to fatal injuries.

The company has already reported instances of people swimming in some reservoirs in south Wales in the last few weeks including Lower Carno (Ebbw Vale) and Llandegfedd (Usk/Pontypool).

Two people died in Brecon Beacons reservoirs (Ponsticill and Cantref) in one weekend in July 2013.

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