Jersey Water could ban dogs from reservoir

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Dog owners could be banned from using Jersey's reservoirs if they continue to break the rules, the director of Jersey Water says.

People are allowed to walk dogs at Queens Valley and Val de La Mare but must keep them on a lead.

They must also clean up after them and not allow them to enter the water.

Howard Snowden said they had received a number of complaints about people breaking the rules, and if it continues dogs could be banned.

He said there had been an increase in the number of dog walkers due to the dry weather.

Mr Snowden said: "Dogs not on leads can be frightening for users that are not used to dogs whether it is families or individuals, plus it is not good for wildlife in the area.

"Our facilities team will continue to monitor things but if we continue to receive further reports of dog owners being irresponsible we will need to reconsider allowing the reservoir to be used for dog walking."

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