Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is warning residents about a company impersonating water district personnel as a means to enter their homes.
A customer reported to CVWD today that around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, a man visited his property claiming to be with the water company. He had an identification badge, though it was not a CVWD badge. The man then asked him a series of questions about his water use and his family’s personal contact information. He then asked to enter the home to check their water.
CVWD employees in the field will always have CVWD identification, will be wearing a CVWD uniform and will be driving a CVWD truck.
Residents are encouraged to call the police if anyone tries to enter their home under false pretenses.
The Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors. The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional storm water protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.