Scottish Water is advising customers that they should not take any risks around watercourses.
Parents should keep their children safe and adults should act responsibly around watercourses.
A spokesperson for Scottish Water said: “Our advice is that people should not wander too near the edge because they could slip and fall in.
“Dogs also need to be kept on a lead if they are being walked near reservoirs and other bodies of open water.”
One of the biggest concerns with dog owners is when their pet experiences difficulties after going in to water, chasing a ball or stick.
The pet more often survives such incidents, but the owners, who have attempted to save them, may not. Dogs need to be kept on a lead if they are being walked near reservoirs and other bodies of open water.
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