For immediate release - February 23, 2011
Leesburg Cautions Residents About "Water Surveys"
Dear Leesburg Residents:
You may be approached at your home by salespersons misrepresenting themselves as City of Leesburg employees conducting a “water survey.” These efforts often are used by private companies or individuals to sell water softeners and filter products costing hundreds or thousands of dollars. In the worst cases, these persons are looking to gain access to the home or a residents’ personal information for criminal purposes.
The City of Leesburg does not conduct such water surveys. We do not market nor endorse any such devices. We regularly test our public water systems, and we meet or exceed all federal and state safety regulations for water quality. You can see Leesburg’s latest water test reports online at www.leesburgflorida.gov/environmental/water.aspx
Also, all City employees must display Leesburg-issued photo identification badges. City employees are instructed to wear the photo ID at all times with safe work practices permitting. Any City employee who approaches a home or resident should have the photo ID prominently displayed. Most employees have City uniforms, and City service vehicles have the City logo prominently displayed.
If you are contacted by a person conducting a “water survey” of Leesburg’s public utilities or any person representing themselves as a City employee without producing a valid city photo ID, please contact the Leesburg Police Department at 352-787-2121. You also may call to verify a person who is wearing a City ID badge.
The City of Leesburg
Environmental Services Department and
Leesburg Police Department