Today, the Atherton Police Department received multiple reports from residents who got prank phone calls about excessive water usage. In each of these calls, an adult male claiming to work for Cal Water threatened to “drain resident’s pools,” if they didn’t stop using so much water. The caller also claimed that he would “be escorted onto resident’s properties by the Atherton Police Department.”
Please be aware that the caller has no association with Cal Water.
The majority of the phones calls were made to residents in the Lindenwood neighborhood, as well as some areas on the west side of Atherton.
If you receive one of these calls, and your caller id shows a phone number, please call the Atherton Police Department at (650) 688-6500.