The South Farmingdale Water District warned residents Tuesday to be aware of fraudulent and false advertising activities within the community.
Door-to-door water filtration salesman are promoting themselves as "working in conjunction with the South Farmingdale Water District" to promote water filtration devices. This information is "completely false and misleading," the SFWD said in a statement. The district urged 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, the district said. The salesmen are not affiliated with the district.
Rarely will any representative of the SFWD arrive unannounced at your home, district officials said. Virtually all district visits are by appointment.
While the District cannot prohibit the sale of water filtration devices, the connection to the district made by these salesmen is 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," the statement said.
SFWD employees have been trained by the Nassau County Police regarding identification procedures to help identify imposters.
Since 1931, the SFWD has provided quality drinking water that exceeds federal, state and local standards to the communities it serves such as South Farmingdale, North Massapequa, and parts of Bethpage, Seaford, and Massapequa Park, the district said.