CVWD backflow devices stolen over the weekend

 Colin Atagi, The Desert Sun1:36 p.m. PDT June 23, 2014 (Photo: Colin Atagi/The Desert Sun ) 74CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 5COMMENTEMAILMORE PALM DESERT – Twelve pieces of Coachella Valley Water District equipment were stolen over the weekend, pushing the number of metal thefts for the first six months of the year higher than the 2013 total. Nine backflow devices and three fire hydrants were reported stolen from various [...]

Unusual Theft Reports Flowing In

By: Mike McKnight - Email In southwest Omaha, an early morning theft left water pouring out of a home. Thieves cut away an important section of a sprinkler system And it's not the first time. Water gushing from a sawed off pipe wakes Mary Ann Klinger like an expensive splash in the face. Klinger says, " Just the time and expense of getting it replaced. [...]

Search for source of E. coli turns to city sewers, customer connections

Update: The boil water advisory was lifted on Wednesday Oct. 8 at noon. As city crews attempt to flush Mercer Island’s water system and find the source of an E. coli contamination, which prompted two  ‘boil water’ advisories within one week, residents are also being asked to do their part. “People will want to check the website for instructions on home plumbing,” said communications manager [...]

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Thieves cause church school cancellation, street flooding

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - More than 200 students were turned away from the Sugar Cove Church of Christ School in Fort Bend County Tuesday morning because the building had no water. That's because overnight thieves stole a key component of the water system called a back flow preventer. "We had to cancel school. Yeah, so we stood outside and had to send our parents [...]

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Dramatic increase in backflow preventer thefts threaten Aurora drinking water, authorities say

AURORA, Colo. - Authorities say a dramatic increase in the theft of backflow preventers is threatening Aurora's drinking water supply and costing tens of thousands of dollars. Already this year, 125 backflow devices have been reported stolen, compared to 15 thefts last year, said Aurora Police spokesman Officer Frank Fania. Backflow preventers stop contaminants from entering the city’s drinking water supply and are required for [...]

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