Odd door to door pitch hitting local area
Salespeople asking for water samples
It's an odd sales tactic, and it's catching a lot of Mesa County residents off guard. Salespeople, unaffiliated with any local government or utility provider, are going door to door asking people to sample and test their water.
In a statement released Tuesday by the Drought Response Information Project, which includes the City of Grand Junction, Ute Water Conservancy District, and Clifton Water District, officials said this is simply a company trying to sell some type of product to customers.
They make clear they do not sponsor or endorse the door to door pitch in any manner, and urge anyone contacted to always ask for identification. They want customers to know that if they were to be contacted by an actual water provider, the employee would be using an official company vehicle and would be wearing company clothing or have a picture ID.
Furthermore, the three water providers want customers to know that they have the ability to test water at various locations throughout the area without having to go door to door.
Most times when an actual water provider shows up at someone's home it is because a problem has been reported, such as a taste or odor problem with the water. On occasion a specific water test might be ordered, but permission of the resident would be obtained in advance.
All of the area water providers frequently test the water to meet Federal guidelines. These results are available upon request.
For more information, visit the site of you water provider:
City of Grand Junction Water Quality Report: http://bit.ly/WRsg2E
Ute Water Conservancy District: http://www.utewater.org/water_quality.html
Clifton Water District: http://cliftonwaterdistrict.org/water_quality_reports.html
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