Water agency customers in several San Diego County communities have received scam phone calls recently demanding immediate payment of water bills by credit card or their water will be turned off.
Vista Irrigation District will never contact its customers demanding immediate credit card payment for any reason. In fact, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all water agencies are prohibited from disconnecting service to water customers per an executive order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom on April 2. That order remains in effect.
Utility scams pop up periodically across the region and take many forms. If in doubt about a contact made by someone claiming to work for Vista Irrigation District, call the District at (760) 597-3120 and ask to talk to a customer service representative.