Erie County Water Warns Against Impersonators

February 23, 2011 Updated Feb 23, 2011 at 3:44 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Erie County Water Warns Against Impersonators

February 23, 2011 Updated Feb 23, 2011 at 3:44 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW)

In light of two recent and separate incidents of individuals posing as water meter workers in the Town of Hamburg, the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) is asking its customers to properly identify individuals before allowing them access to their home or business to read or perform work on a water meter.

All ECWA meter service workers travel in blue and white vehicles with an ECWA decal on both sides, wear a blue uniform with an ECWA emblem and carry a photo identification badge.

ECWA officials urge all customers to confirm these three visible forms of identification from anyone saying they are at the premises to read or perform work on the water meter. If customers are not shown proper identification, they should immediately shut their doors and call the police or the ECWA’s Customer Service department at 849-8444 Monday through Friday between 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.; or ECWA’s emergency dispatch after 5p.m. and on weekends.