Officials warn of water treatment scams
Published 10:33 am Thursday, December 27, 2012
ST. PAUL — The state Department of Health is warning Minnesotans to be wary of scam artists selling water treatment systems.
Officials have seen a rise in complaints about deceptive sales pitches for water treatment systems, following investigations of groundwater contamination in Washington County and elsewhere in Minnesota.
The Health Department says in most cases, the systems are unnecessary and are being sold for thousands of dollars more than they were cost if purchased through a reputable water treatment company.
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