DNREC is alerting area residents to be careful of persons claiming to be division personnel

The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has issued a statewide warning for residents to be aware of people claiming to be DNREC employees. The Division of Energy and Climate has learned of at least three recent reports handled by Delaware State Police and New Castle County Police of a person or persons knocking on doors in New Castle and Sussex counties, claiming to represent the division and asking questions about residents' energy bills and electric consumption, said Program Administrator Rob Underwood, Division of Energy and Climate. “We do not currently have staff engaged in any door-to-door survey activities of any kind anywhere in the state,” Underwood said. “We encourage residents who are visited by a person asking questions and claiming to be a member of the Division of Energy and Climate staff to give out no information and to report the incident to the Delaware State Police or to their local municipal police department.”