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Youngsters urged to keep safe by staying out of the water during the school holidays

23rd July 2018

With the school holidays starting, Severn Trent is reminding everyone to stay safe and keep out of the water across all its visitor sites.

The company has 12 visitor sites across its patch, all of which have a variety of attractions for visitors, from walking and cycle paths to fishing and picnic facilities.

All also have reservoirs as a backdrop which may be attractive to young people who are now on holiday.

Dan Taberner, Visitor Experience Manager at Severn Trent, said: “We want everyone to enjoy this lovely weather we’re having, which is why it’s so important for people to keep safe and stay out of the water at our visitor sites.

“Although our reservoirs look tempting and the ideal way to cool down, the fact is they’re extremely dangerous. On the surface they look calm and steady but, underneath, the water is extremely deep with incredibly strong currents that even the most experienced swimmer would struggle with.

“On top of that, we don’t have lifeguards or safe swimming areas so we really do need everyone to keep out of the water.

”Severn Trent say all its reservoirs are built with the sole purpose of supplying water to its customers across its entire region, and not for swimming.

“Not only are our reservoirs really deep, they’re also extremely cold,” said Dan.

“If you go into any of our reservoirs, you might end up in serious trouble, and, unlike beaches and swimming pools, there are no lifeguards to help you, so please don’t take the risk.”

More details about Severn Trent’s visitor sites are available at https://www.stwater.co.uk/wonderful-on-tap/our-visitor-sites/come-visit-us/.  

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