Tampering with a water system is a serious crime. To help make this point, we have security signs available in Spanish and in English for your water system. These signs are heavy-duty plastic or vinyl decals. Both types are 8″ x 12″ with a weatherproof silkscreen image. Decals are $2 and the plastic signs are $3 each.
Please contact our office if you are interested in ordering.
Safe Drinking Water Act provisions for water system security
US Code as of: 01/05/99
Sec. 300i-1. Tampering with public water systems
(a) Tampering — Any person who tampers with a public water system shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined in accordance with title 18, or both.
(b) Attempt or threat — Any person who attempts to tamper, or makes a threat to tamper, with a public drinking water system be imprisoned for not more than 3 years, or fined in accordance with title 18, or both.
(c) Civil penalty — The Administrator may bring a civil action in the appropriate United States district court (as determined under the provisions of title 28) against any person who tampers, attempts to tamper, or makes a threat to tamper with a public water system. The court may impose on such person a civil penalty of not more than $50,000 for such tampering or not more than $20,000 for such attempt or threat.
(d) ”Tamper” defined — For purposes of this section, the term ”tamper” means –
(1) to introduce a contaminant into a public water system with the intention of harming persons; or
(2) to otherwise interfere with the operation of a public water system with the intention of harming persons.