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-- Media Alert-- Know an Avista employee when you see one

SPOKANE, Wash. Dec. 28, 2012: We’ve received reports of individuals prowling around houses in Spokane, and when confronted they claim to be Avista employees. They are not.
 
Here’s what you should look for in an Avista employee:
  • Field employees always wear or have in their possession a photo identification badge. Ask to see it if you are in doubt. If they cannot produce the badge and continue to try to enter the home, contact the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
     
  • Field employees usually wear a lime-green safety reflective vest and a sweatshirt, long-sleeve shirt, t-shirt or other similar clothing. The clothing will have an Avista logo plainly displayed.
     
  • Employees typically do not need access to inside your home unless you have contacted the company directly about a specific problem. 
If you are in doubt as to whether someone actually is an Avista employee, call us at any time at 800-227-9187 to verify the identification of an employee.
 
About Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 361,000 customers and natural gas to 320,000 customers in a service territory that covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million.  Avista Utilities is an operating division of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA). For more information, please visit www.avistautilities.com.

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