Minnetonka, MN – In light of recent fraudulent activity and a state-issued warning, the Culligan Water dealers of Minnesota are offering their help when it comes to suspicious water treatment salespeople.
“Whenever a trained professional takes a water sample, they can only really tell you certain problems on the spot, like total dissolved solids,” says Kyle LeMay, sales manager for Culligan Water Conditioning in Minnetonka. “ A third-party, state approved lab would need to conduct a full panel water analysis in order to tell you what specifications and anions are in your water, including harmful elements such as arsenic or bacteria. We provide that information to our customers and encourage questions and follow up, but those analyses usually occur on private well sources.”
The Safe Drinking Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency outline municipal water guidelines and health limits for a variety of common waterborne contaminants. These public water sources are also required to release a Consumer Confidence Report every year. What’s more, other third-party agencies, like the Environmental Working Group, maintain an extensive database on tap water quality throughout the nation.
Well water, meanwhile, is not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act if there are less than 25 service connections.
LeMay goes on to stress that every industry is subject to an unscrupulous minority who ultimately give an entire profession a bad name.
“We work and live in the area too, and no one likes to be taken advantage of,” adds LeMay. “With that said, these warnings should not stop someone from requesting or receiving a water test if they have real concerns about their water quality.”