Seqwater launches DAM smart campaign at Wivenhoe
SEQWATER and the Queensland Police Service have joined forces to launch a campaign encouraging the public to "be DAM smart" on and around south-east Queensland dams this summer.
In front of Premier Campbell Newman, almost 600 school students participated in a range of activities last week at Wivenhoe to highlight water safety messages.
Seqwater chief executive officer Terri Benson said they were expecting bumper crowds over the coming summer and holiday season.
"Based on previous years figures, we can expect to see more than 150,000 visitors to our dams and recreation facilities over the Christmas and New Year period," Ms Benson said.
"We are urging people to 'be DAM smart' - for example, boats and jet skiers keeping their distance from swimmers and paddlers; being courteous to other people whether it be on boat ramps, campsites and on the road; not littering and importantly, supervising children at all times."
The dam safety campaign also has a broader message about the health of our catchments and protection of flora and fauna.
"It is important to remind the community that as well as recreational activities, our dams and surrounding catchments provide our drinking water supply for present needs and future generations," Ms Benson said.