Police advise residents of utilities imposter in Wethersfield

Wethersfield, Conn (WTNH) -The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), which provides residential water services for Bloomfield, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor, is advising residents to be cautious of an individual posing as a water company employee and entering residential homes.

A male suspect entered a home in Whethersfield on Wednesday through a screen door without knocking. The homeowner discovered the man as he proceeded to “check” pipes under the kitchen sink, then check water pipes and the toilet in the bathroom. The suspect then left the home.

The MDC urges all residents to be alert for imposters by following these tips:

  •  MDC field employees wear clothing and drive vehicles clearly marked with the MDC logo.
  •  The MDC encourages customers to ask for identification from anyone who comes to their door. All MDC employees have photo identification badges and will gladly display them upon request.
  •  If someone comes to your door claiming to be from the water company and you do not have a previously scheduled appointment, do not allow access to your home until calling the MDC Command Center at 860-278-7850 ext 3600 to verify their identity.
  •  If you have any doubt about the individual’s identity or motives, or authenticity of their credentials, do not allow them entry into your home and call the police.

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