Princeton residents were alarmed yesterday after a man claiming to be a worker for the company showed up at a home on Stuart Road East. A resident called the water company to confirm that the man was a worker, and was told NJ American Water had no workers in Princeton yesterday.
But an investigation by the Princeton Detective Bureau revealed that the person pictured in the alert sent by police yesterday was in fact a New Jersey American Water employee who was conducting legitimate business at the house on Stuart Road East.
Representatives from New Jersey American Water will be in Princeton running sample tests for copper and lead in various locations until May 31, police said. Each employee will be in full uniform with identification, and each employee will also present a letter from the water company explaining the nature of their business. The water company will also be contacting the Princeton Police Department prior to conducting any work to avoid any confusion.
“We take impersonation very seriously. All our workers wear uniforms, travel in logo’d vehicles, and carry company ID,” a spokesman for New Jersey American Water told Planet Princeton.