THE next time you’re walking your dog and you hear a voice telling you to clean up after him, it may be one of Waterford City & County Council’s new ‘Audio Alert systems’ which are being installed throughout the city.
According to a council spokesperson, the Council’s Environmental Department received funding under the Anti-Dumping Initiative for seven of these audio alerts, which are motion-sensitive and feature a pre-recorded message that promotes anti-litter/dog fouling and other environmentally friendly messages. Currently, there are two installed, one in Ballybricken and the other at the bottle bank in Ardkeen. The remaining five will be installed at litter and fouling hot spots in the Causeway in Dungarvan, Tesco Poleberry walkways and other locations that are yet to be decided.
The alerts can be fitted with all kinds of messages so you’d never know what you’ll hear next time you’re out for your daily walk.