With winter in full swing, Aquarion Water Co. officials are warning people not to trespass at local reservoirs when taking part in winter recreational activities. \u201cOver the last few weeks, we have seen an increase in unlawful winter recreational activities on our reservoir properties, including walking on reservoir ice,\u201d said Stephen Stamos, Aquarion\u2019s manager of natural resources. \u201cWe want to remind people that not only is it illegal to be on Aquarion reservoir property, but it is also extremely dangerous.\u201d At this time of year, ice may appear thick enough to walk on, but Aquarion officials say this thickness is unreliable, and can be deceptive due to shifting water levels and thermal undercurrents. In addition to the physical danger, trespassers also face the possibility of fines or arrest if caught on Aquarion reservoir property. Aquarion officials encourage residents to avoid the danger, fines and possible arrest, and to contact their local Parks and Recreation Department for alternative winter activities. Aquarion does welcome the public on Centennial Watershed State Forest\u2019s Saugatuck and Aspetuck Valley trails, which are open for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing year-round for those who hold a valid permit. To obtain a permit or learn more about Aquarion\u2019s public access policies, call Aquarion\u2019s Watershed & Environmental Management Office at (203) 452-3511 or visit www.aquarionwater.com.