Durham Region is warning residents to be careful when dealing with door-to-door salespeople pushing water treatment and metering technologies.
These “salespeople” are making the rounds in Durham, and claim that they represent the region’s municipal water department, or that the products they’re offering are endorsed by the municipality.
John Presta, Durham’s director of environmental services, emphatically declares that this is simply not true. He also points out that Durham provides clean, safe drinking water that is rigorously tested, and doesn’t require further filtration.
Presta also recommends that you ask door-to-door pushers for ID, suggest that you call their head office for confirmation, withhold personal information, and refrain from signing any contracts on the spot.
Do you even answer the door anymore when somebody you don’t recognize comes knocking? If you do answer, do you ever let them in your house? Have you ever said ‘yes’ to a door-to-door pitch?