2013-03-06 / Front Page

Water District cautions residents about phony sales pitch

The South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) today issued a statement to all residents to be aware of fraudulent and false advertising activities within the community.  Door-to-door water filtration salesman are currently advertising themselves as ‘working in conjunction with the South Farmingdale Water District’ to promote water filtration devices. This information is completely false and misleading and SFWD urges all residents to use caution when approached by these salesmen. 

 The South Farmingdale Water District does not promote water filtration devices and is not affiliated with any water filtration company or water sampling company.  These salesmen work independently of the District. 

 In fact, it is rare that anyone from the Water District will show up at your home unannounced, said district officials; 99.9 percent  of District visits to residents’ homes or businesses are by appointment only. 

 While the District cannot prohibit the sale of water filtration devices, the alliance claims made by these salesmen are completely false and erroneous.  If you feel uncomfortable about someone showing up at your home and addressing himself or herself as a SFWD employee, ask for identification.  If identification is not presented, contact the police immediately. Water District employees have been trained by the Nassau County police regarding identification procedures to help identify imposters.


 For More Information contact: South Farmingdale Water District, 40 Langdon Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735.  Telephone: (516) 249-3330. www.sfwater.com.

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