MDC Imposter Warning 9/22/2017



September 22, 2017


(HARTFORD, CT) - The Metropolitan District (MDC) is advising customers to be cautious of an individual posing as a water company employee in an attempt to enter residential homes.


On Thursday,  September  21, a male suspect claiming to be from the water company attempted to gain access to a Wethersfield residence.  No further details are available at this time. 


The MDC urges all residents, especially those who are home during the day, to be alert for imposters by fol-lowing these tips:


• MDC field employees wear clothing and drive vehicles clearly marked with the MDC logo.


• The MDC encourages customers to stay secure within the home while asking for identification from an-yone who comes to their door. All MDC employees have photo identification badges and will gladly display them upon request. The policy is “No Identification - No Entry”.


• If someone comes to your door claiming to be from the water company and you do not have a previous-ly 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.



About the MDC: The MDC is a nonprofit municipal corporation chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1929. The MDC provides water, sewer and household hazardous waste collection services to its member municipalities: Bloom-field, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor. In addition, under a series of special agreements, the District supplies treated water to portions of Glastonbury, South Windsor, Farmington, East Granby, Unionville and Portland.