This warning has been given out back in November by me but this warning post from Kevin Brookman is worthy of a share because he actually has the press release in the article that he posted; in addition to his always worthy of a read even if you do not agree with him commentary.
There were 2 Reader comments plus his own reply that should get people asking some questions about our water bills….
Who are the people that are connected to the reasons why our water bills are going up higher than ever while their corporate buddies are getting a sweetheart deal at our expense….
Head on over to We the People Hartford by clicking the “Go to Source” link below & join in on the conversations…. –
Full article and community commentary can be found on We the People Hartford Kevin Brookman Editor & Lead Investigative Reporter
MDC WARNS OF SUSPECTED IMPOSTERS
November 30, 2016
For Immediate Release
HARTFORD —The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) is advising customers to be cautious of an individual posing as a water company employee in an attempt to enter residential homes.
On Tuesday, November 29, a male suspect claiming to be from the water company attempted to gain access to several Hartford apartments in the vicinity of James Street, telling the residents there was a problem with their water bill. 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 following 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 anyone 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 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.
Maybe the next step should be to distribute a flyer of MDC Chairman Bill diBella and the MDC Commissioners to our suburban neighbors. The MDC’s plan to shove Hartford’s debt off onto member towns will cost residents more than any imposters ever could.
Go to Source Title: DON’T GET RIPPED OFF BY MDC IMPOSTERS Author: KEVIN BROOKMAN
Reminder that we were kept in the dark about the deal & had no voice when they sold off our water rights with our permission or even knowledge & at the time the resevoir was only at 85% & a slight drought & with the lack of rain the entire state is in a drought…
#RememberOnElectionDay who has sold us out
Cross posted item from another Tillett4CT project
Just a reminder of what is happening in our government at both the town level & state… CT Our Water is about to be Stolen. Men & Women have conspired to give our water away at bargain basement prices to a corporation while raising our rates & risking running our wells dry. #HadEnough ?
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Wow how time flies, seems like only last week when my babies & I experienced Hurricane Gloria on our own. On Fox61 this morning the weatherman announced it was 29 years ago today that Hurricane Gloria was barreling down on CT creating some havoc
At the time I was living in the projects in New Britain off of Slater Road as a single mother with 2 small children. In fact my baby boy was not quite a year old yet, my daughter was chatterbox happy toddler. I thought I was ready for the storm since the apartment was a ranch style brick with a basement & I had flashlights, candles & my freezer & fridge was full of food.
I didn’t know then what I didn’t know at the time; had a good start but wasn’t truly prepared. The electric when I was a child living on a farm in NY would go out frequently during storms but it never stayed out for longer than a day or two so I Thought I was all set.
I was not prepared for a week of no power which is what ended up being the case. I did well on my own with the children but after the 4th day of no power I was concerned about my freezer full of meats going bad so we hopped a cab (my car was not working) loaded with the meats & went over to a friend’s apartment on the other side of town that had power restored & stayed another 3 or so days waiting to hear the power was restored in the projects so we could return home.
Fireplace insert with fire going
Fast forward to Hurricane Irene, Winter Storm Alfred & Hurricane Sandy in recent years… As a family we’re much better prepared for extended power outages; but the state as a general whole with all of it’s technological advances available does not seem to be.
Alternate power methods are not being promoted properly Solar Leases are being promoted but the promotion of being Energy Independent Is NOT Better to have our government buildings not just having solar power feeding into the grid but to have battery backup It’s nice that any excess power that is added to the grid can help lower to amount needed to be generated at the power plants but it is more important to have batteries storing the power that is generated first.
So far none of the companies that are being promoted even have the batteries as part of their plans & their leases are just to divert the organization that the electric bill is being paid to. When the grid goes down the homeowner is still without power. When questioned about this the solar leasing companies have said that the state rebates will not be allowed if a person tries to go off-grid with solar panels & batteries. This is something that needs to be corrected. Our homeowners should be given rebates & encouraged to get off grid due to the aging nature of our infrastructure & population needs. Our public buildings & the water companies also should be on solar power with battery backup with the gas powered generators being the supplement to them. If the power production companies are allowed to continue to use “Loss of Income” as an excuse to Raise Their Rates then it is time for them to tighten their belts & look at how they are doing business…. but that is for another post
Do you remember Hurricane Gloria? What are your memories & how did you fare compared to recent storms?