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Residents urged to watch for phony Vegas water district workers

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

People claiming to work for the Las Vegas Valley Water District are gaining access to homes, the utility warned customers.

According to the water district, it received multiple reports of people going door-to-door claiming to represent the agency or fictitious water companies and asking to enter customers' homes.

The false representatives then go inside to apparently acquire water samples or test the tap water, LVVWD said.

The water district said the individuals making these requests do not represent the agency since none of its workers request access to customer homes.

LVVWD urged customers to take precaution. It also urged customers to look out for the following to verify a true water district employee:

  • The LVVWD's blue-and-yellow logo on all official vehicles.
  • Employees all wear an LVVWD-issued badge with a photo, company logo and employee number.
  • LVVWD employees generally where bright green or orange shirts. Sometimes they wear blue work shirts with the logo and name patch.
  • LVVWD employees also will not ask to enter your home for any reason, and they never request or collect payment at your home.

People with concerns about a recent water district visit can contact 702-870-4194. 

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