City Urges Citizens to Use Caution with Potential City Employee Imposters

The City urges citizens to use caution when any person or business wants access to their home. Several reports have occurred this week regarding people posing as City employees requesting access inside citizen’s homes.

City Utility employees take water samples daily at 98 different sites around the city as part of water quality testing. All procedures are performed outside and never inside a resident’s home. “We urge citizens to take precautions against businesses or individuals posing as City employees asking for access inside their homes,” said Clarence Wittwer, Director of Water. “In some cases, we believe the imposters are scams preying on water quality issues to take advantage of our residents,” added Wittwer.

The City of Corpus Christi reminds customers to always ask for identifying information from utility workers. City employees can provide the following:

  • City Issued Identification: includes employee photograph, City logo and bar code
  • City Vehicle: includes City logo and department information
  • Uniform: includes City logo and employee name

Remember, City Utility employees work a variety of hours, both day and night. If you are unsure of work being done in your area, contact the City of Corpus Christi Customer Call Center at (361) 826-2489 (CITY).

If you cannot positively identify the City Utility employee, the City urges residents to call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (361) 886-2600. If you believe it is an emergency, please call 911.