Play safe near water this winter

Scottish Water is reminding customers in Angus of the importance of playing safe this winter.

Last winter may have been relatively mild but in recent years we have witnessed some of the coldest winters for generations, so there’s no telling what the next few months may bring.

Be aware of hidden dangers as reservoirs are man-made features and because of their purpose, they have a number of unique hidden dangers. These relate mainly to built-structures such as dams, spillways (overflows) and water intakes (underwater pipe work that takes water out of the reservoir) and the effects of these.

Other hidden dangers found at reservoirs include deep water - which will be very cold at this time of year, underwater plant life and steep banks.

If customers would like more information they can contact our Customer Helpline on 0845 601 8855 or