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 [...]

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 [...]

By |November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, [...]

By |November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |September 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Davie heist is latest in rash of water valve thefts

DAVIE — A plumbing part was stolen from an industrial area early Wednesday, the latest in a recent rash of backflow valve thefts across Broward and Palm Beach counties. Someone stole the backflow preventer near Burris Road and Oakes Road. That caused water to gush across roads and parking lots in an industrial area just [...]

By |September 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thieves Target Plumbing Parts

It's not only air conditioners that thieves have been targeting to sell parts for quick cash. They've also been stealing plumbing fixtures. Friday morning, metal valves were taken from the pipes outside the National Church of God in Fort Lauderdale, 977 NW 17th Ave., creating a watery mess until the flow could be turned off. [...]

By |September 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments


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