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SECOND CASE OF INDIVIDUALS IMPERSONATING ECWA EMPLOYEES REPORTED IN TOWN OF ORCHARD PARK


FEBRUARY 16, 2018

BUFFALO, NY - The Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) has been made aware of another incident in the Town of Orchard Park involving two individuals entering a home while impersonating ECWA meter service workers. Nothing was reported stolen as a result of the encounter.

This marks the second occurrence reported in Orchard Park in two weeks. For this reason, ECWA continues to urge customers to be cautious of individuals impersonating ECWA employees. In addition, ECWA would like to encourage all people in the Western New York area to learn how to properly identify ECWA employees before allowing them access to their home or business.

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

ECWA officials advise all customers to confirm these three visible forms of identification from anyone claiming 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 dial 9-1-1 or call the ECWA's Customer Service at 716-849-8484.

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