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Residents Cautioned to Avoid Water Filtration System Sales Claiming Municipality’s Endorsement

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 19, 2017)  A number of residents have reported that they were approached by a private company to install and enter into a contractual agreement for a water filtration system endorsed by the Municipality. The company is impersonating Municipal staff, and telling residents that this service is endorsed by the Municipality.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is not approaching residents to install or enter into a contractual agreement for water filtration systems.  The Municipality has not sent technicians to residences to book appointments for installation or sell water related services. Residents are cautioned to avoid interacting with anyone impersonating the Municipality in this regard.

If you or anyone you know has been approached by a company that states they are representing the Municipality to buy a water filtration system, enter into a contract, or set up an appointment, please contact the RCMP at 780-788-4040 or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

Water from the municipal Water Treatment Plant continues to be of superior quality and meets all health and safety regulations.

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