Mar 20, 2019 Return to Headlines

Possible Scam Alert - Your Drinking Water is Safe

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, March 20, 2019 – If you’ve received a call that says there might be something wrong with or testing happening on your drinking water, hold the phone before you press for more info – this may be a scam.

The City has received phone calls from residents who received an automated call about their drinking water. The City never uses automated phoning to contact you or to notify you about projects in your area.

Be in the Know

To find out the latest on projects happening in the City of Coquitlam:

If you see something, say something!

Public safety is everyone's responsibility – and it’s easy.

  • Do not respond to unsolicited email or phone requests for private information. Reputable businesses don't engage in these practices.
  • Do not provide your personal information just because it’s being asked of you. From retailers to radio station contests, in any given day we may provide little tidbits of personal information that, in the wrong hands, could be used to access other accounts or to commit identity fraud. Always ask why the information is needed and if you don’t think it’s legitimate then don’t provide it.
  • Report phishing to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
  • Possible scams can also be reported to the Coquitlam RCMP’s non-emergency line at 604-945-1550.
  • If you receive a call similar to the one described above, feel free to contact Engineering & Public Works Customer Service 24/7 at epw@coquitlam.ca or 604-927-3500.

Media contact:
Inner Gill
Roads Superintendent (A/ Director, Public Works)