As the weather gets hotter, an irrigation race may look a tempting place to take a dip but races are dangerous and should not be used for swimming in EVER!

Danger Sign

Waitaki Irrigators Collective has funded a water safety DVD to warn children and families about the dangers of open race channels. The nine-minute animated film tells the story of a brother and sister exploring the countryside when they come across an open race irrigation channel. Luckily Bobble the water safety character catches up with the pair before they get into trouble and the animated characters then discusses the dos and don’ts of water safety around water races.

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We think that Waitaki Irrigators have done a great job and the message in the film is just as applicable to our scheme as theirs.

Let’s keep our friends and family safe this summer and stay out of the races!