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Fraud prevention

NIW has a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy against fraud and bribery. We are committed to the prevention of fraud and to this end we have a Fraud Prevention Policy and an Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy in place.

Examples of some of the types of fraud and bribery which NIW could be a victim of include:

  • Illegal Connections / tapping by home owners or businesses;
  • Use of standpipes without a licence from NIW;
  • Tampering with water meters;
  • Theft of NIW property including street furniture, scrap metal and fuel;
  • Bribes and facilitation payments;
  • Payment for work not performed;
  • Overcharging by contractors/consultants;
  • Bribes and facilitation payments;
  • Collusive bidding.

As an organisation we are actively involved in lobbying government to introduce legislation on metal theft. We also support Crimestoppers campaigns including their current Rural Crime campaign.

We are also required to participate in the National Fraud Initiative conducted by NIAO. This important initiative assists in the prevention and detection of fraud.

Information about applying for connections to our network or renting a water standpipe can also be found by clicking here.

What you can do

If you are aware of any NIW related fraud in your local area please contact us on 03457 440088 or:

Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the PSNI on 0345 600 8000

If possible passing on details what was stolen and from where, the time and date of the theft, descriptions of the perpetrators and vehicle make, colour and registration details.

Further Information

Crush Metal Theft

Water Theft is Illegal

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