NI Water Appeal to End Anti-Social Behaviour at Killylane Reservoir
22 July 2020 14:26NI Water is appealing to the public to be vigilant in light of recently reported anti-social behaviour, including the use of quad bikes, at the Killylane Reservoir in Ballyclare.
Stewart Walsh, Area Manager explains, “NI Water would appeal to community and political representatives to support us in tackling any further anti-social behaviour, including drinking alcohol, at Killylane Reservoir. The whole community needs to help us put a stop to this behaviour before this impacts on vital water services, which are essential for the local community.
“NI Water strictly prohibits the use of scramblers or quad bikes on the site and would urge those involved to cease this activity immediately. What may seem like harmless fun is in actual fact an extremely dangerous activity.
“NI Water depends on the common sense and goodwill of those using the site to treat it with respect. It is a shame that the selfish acts of a few are impacting on the enjoyment of the many who visit the Reservoir. This activity, plus recent incidents of vandalism at the site have been reported to the PSNI and we are actively working with them for a permanent resolution.
“Anti-social behaviour at this Reservoir can have serious consequences. Someone could get injured or key services could be disrupted, which is a needless drain on limited resources that could be better invested elsewhere. If such behaviour were to continue, NI Water would have to consider securing the area.
“We understand people want to make the most of this scenic area, particularly over the summer months, but we would ask everyone to respect the area. Report any inappropriate behaviour or vandalism to the Police on 101 or Waterline 03457 440088