Be dam safe this Easter holiday

28 Mar 2013

SunWater is urging holiday makers visiting Queensland’s regional dams to play it safe this Easter long weekend.

SunWater’s General Manager of People, Performance and Safety, Tom Vanderbyl, said that people visiting many of the organisation’s dams will find them close to full due to recent rainfall.

"We recognise that dams and weirs are popular places for friends and families to visit on the Easter break and we urge everyone to use caution, take note of any signs, lookout for hazards and to not take risks to make it the fun time it should be," Mr. Vanderbyl said.

With many of the state’s dams close to capacity SunWater is urging visitors to be aware of potential hazards in the water such as submerged trees, stumps, posts and rocks particularly near the shoreline.

"Whether a dam is full, half full or empty, submerged hazards may be present which water skiers, boaties or swimmers need to be alert to in order to avoid injury," Mr. Vanderbyl said.

"SunWater urges everyone to use commonsense to play it safe on the water: observe all safety signage, stay a safe distance from dam walls and keep away from flood affected areas that may contain debris."

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