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Water fraud affects us all; help us prevent it
Electricity, gas or water fraud is considered a crime and punished as such under the Spanish Criminal Code, article 255, so it can be reported to the legal authorities.
This is a crime that affects us all. Such practices put prices up for all consumers.
The water supply company can take legal action as the injured party due to tampering detected in the supply service (such as tampering with the meter, fraudulent water supplies or diverting a supply). In addition to serving a sentence for the crime, the perpetrator must pay for the fraudulent supply.