Our recreational reserves are lovely to have a picnic and a swim. When enjoying a swim at one of our recreational reserves, please obey our general warning signs and follow the Play it safe by the water guidelines.

Please check if there are any current Blue Green Algae warnings for our swimming areas before visiting.

Water safety: irrigation channels

Please do not swim in our irrigation channels or drink any water supplied by us.

Southern Rural Water distributes water to irrigators through automated channel networks. The volume of water flowing in these channels is regulated by a series of automated doors and gates that can open or close at any time, causing danger for swimmers.

Please visit one of our recreational facilities or the local pool and follow safe swimming rules.

Water from any source managed by us is untreated water for domestic and stock or irrigation use only. It should not be used for human consumption without first being properly treated.