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Rainbow Water advises ratepayers to watch for thieves trying to steal backflow devices


Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Issue 05, Volume 17.
Debbie Ramsey
Managing Editor


Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) released a statement today advising district ratepayers that an increase in the theft of backflow devices has been experienced.

RMWD general manager Dave Seymour said, "Over the past few months, there has been an increase in the number of backflow device thefts in the Rainbow Municipal Water District, resulting in considerable expense to water customers."

Seymour said that during the week of January 21, three more devices were stolen; two in the Gopher Canyon area and one along Rice Canyon.

"Thieves usually take the devices and try and Advertisement
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sell the copper and bronze—all for only a few dollars as scrap metal," explained Seymour.

According to RMWD superintendent John Maccarrone, the recent method of theft is "for the crooks to hook a chain up to the device and pull it out with a vehicle, sometimes pulling out the service line and water meter along with the backflow device."

Seymour said if ratepayers see any unusual activity near their water meter or backflow device, they should contact local law enforcement right away.

"RMWD employees and contractors always have proper identification," he added.


 

3 comments

Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #1 | Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Where are they bringing them for the scrap value? These scrap yards should be investigated as well.
Comment Profile Image3 year home owner in Fallbrook.
Comment #2 | Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm
I wish there was a photo, many people may not know what a backflow device looks like. (Just a thought)
Comment Profile ImageDe Luz Neighbor
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 8:48 am
Tweekers!

What happened to the scared straight program? I'm not advocating violence but if you have a friend or family member who's doing this stuff, anything short of beating them till they wet their pants probably won't get their attention. They are sub-human at this point and need to be treated like the dangerous animals that they are.

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