It has been reported to the Township of Essa that there are individuals offering to test the water in the homes of residents and implying or suggesting that these individuals are affiliated with the Ontario Clean Water Agency on behalf of the Township of Essa. Neither the Ontario Clean Water Agency nor the Township of Essa is affiliated with any individuals or companies offering to test the water in your home.
Any Township or Ontario Clean Water Agency representatives visiting your house will have appropriate identification and residents are advised to request such identification.
Some points to remember should you choose to open your door to a salesperson:
- Do not invite the person(s) inside.
- Do not sign any documents under pressure.
- If you are not interested in what is being offered or if they use aggressive tactics, ask them to leave your property, if you are suspicious, immediately report the incident to police (the non-emergency number of the Nottawasaga OPP is 1-888-310-1122).
If you have questions or concerns about any door-to-door experience you have had, call the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services at 1-800-889-9768.