"Have a Safe One" this Summer at SunWater Dams

19 Dec 2011

SunWater is responsible for 19 major dams and 63 weirs and barrages across regional Queensland. Every Christmas and New Year, many Queensland dams are popular spots for some well-earned rest and recreation.

SunWater reminds everyone to "have a safe one" these holidays.

In previous years, holidays makers have sustained injuries at waterways that could have been avoided with common sense. These include fishermen falling out of boats, swimmers being hit by boats and jet-skis and serious cuts and broken bones occurring while intoxicated.

Campers, boaties and holiday makers are advised to check the SunWater website before setting off, to ensure their preferred dam recreational area meets their holiday needs.

They should also check the DERM website to see if a camping permit is required.

A good holiday is a safe one. Everyone is advised to note the following while on holidays near waterways, to make your holiday the fun it should be:

  • Observe all safety signage and stay in designated recreational areas.
  • Don't boat, swim or ski while intoxicated. Look out for your mates.
  • Full dams and waterways often have hidden dangers, such as submerged stumps and rocks that can injure water skiers, boaties or swimmers.
  • Boaties should stay clear of swimmers and skiers - and never venture too close to dam and weir walls.
  • Be aware of potential risks and look out for your family and friends.

SunWater encourages everyone to 'have a safe one' this summer.

More Information www.sunwater.com.au or call 13 15 89.


Media Enquiries

Julie Jansen
Senior Communications Advisor
Phone +61 7 3120 0045
Mobile 0407 574 663
Email julie.jansen@sunwater.com.au

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