City Of St. Catharines Advises Residents To Be Wary Of  Door-To-Door Lead Testing

A Warning To Residents from the City of St. Catharines

Posted December 5th/6th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

(A Brief Foreword from Niagara At LargeNAL is posting the following advisory to St. Catharines resident with an eye to the possibility if this kind of door-to-door scheme is happening in that municipality, it may also be happening in other municipalities across the Niagara region. So beware of anyone who comes to your door on this one.)

water-tapiSt. Catharines/Niagara, OntarioResidents should be on alert for door-to-door salespeople claiming to be authorized by the City to inspect water lines for lead.

The City of St. Catharines does not go door-to-door testing for lead, nor does the City authorize organizations to test for lead on its behalf.

“Residents should always ask to see ID when someone presents themselves as being from the City,” says Mark Green, manager, environmental services. “City employees are required to present photo identification before asking to enter your home.”

Residents are also advised not to provide any bills, contracts or statements to door-to-door salespeople.

Concerned residents should politely ask the salesperson to leave and contact police if the salesperson becomes aggressive.

If residents want their water tested for lead they can call the City at 905.688.5600 to make an appointment.

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