Town of New Tecumseth officials are warning residents the town is not affiliated with any companies or individuals offering to inspect or install any equipment in your home.
Residents have once again contacted the town regarding salespeople going door to door suggesting affiliation with the town and using aggressive sales tactics. The salespeople seek to gain access to your home suggesting they are conducting water sampling, water meter, water softener or purifier testing or filter installation on behalf of the municipality. The town has no affiliation with the individuals or companies and does not endorse the activity.
Town representatives visiting your home will have appropriate identification and residents are advised to request their credentials. Also, if a town staff member visits your house, they will typically be in an official, Town of New Tecumseth, vehicle.
If you do open your door to a salesperson, do not invite the person(s) inside and 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 Nottawasaga OPP non-emergency line 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.
Visit newtecumseth.ca for more information.