Report Water Theft
Illegal Hydrant Tapping – Water Theft
|Multiple reports and sightings of illegal water extraction from hydrants in the Gavilan Hills area have been noted. Because most of the extractions have not been metered, it is assumed that no backflow prevention device was utilized, which increases the probability for harmful water contamination.
Illegal hydrant tapping increases the risk for “water hammer” to occur and can break and create costly damage to our reliable water system.
|Western is committed to providing a safe, local water supply to all customers in its service area. The need to end hydrant tapping activities is necessary in order to eliminate the possibility for contamination, in addition to protecting the District’s resources.
Customers who do not have access to water at their home are encouraged to call Western at the number listed above and discuss with Western’s Development Services Division legal options to obtain water, including hooking up to hydrant meter and getting water service to their property.