Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) has issued a warning to members of the public to be aware of imposters claiming to be its inspectors asking to get into their houses to check leaked water pipes.
Rachirat Uthayo, director of MWA's corporate communication, said Friday (Feb 2) that MWA had no policy to inspect suspected water pipe leaks in private households without formal request from the house owner and advanced appointment.
She said that it was possible that the imposters could be criminal elements and might commit crime when they managed to get into their houses.
Any house-owner who feels that the tap water fees of any month is unusually high, he or she can check whether there is a leaked pipe in the house by shutting off all the water faucets in the premise and then check with water meter whether it is still working or stop running.
If the meter is still running, it means there is a leak of the pipe somewhere and the house-owner should contact MWA office to send its inspectors for an inspection and repairs, said the MWA in its statement.
MWA inspectors must wear uniform and will produce their ID cards before getting into the houses, she said.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)