Ads Suggest Robertson Water Contaminated

Ads Suggest Robertson Water Contaminated

Advertisements Recommend Robertson Water Contaminated

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – An advert marketing campaign on Fb in addition to mailers are inflicting some of us to fret in regards to the high quality of the water in Robertson County, together with Springfield, Millersville, White Home, and Greenbrier.

The adverts (proven on the backside of this report) present photographs of water pipes nearly fully clogged with sludge. The photographs are horrifying and would make anybody afraid to activate the tap.

The next quote accompanies the adverts: “Newest (your metropolis) water report finds traces of dangerous chemical substances and contaminations within the ingesting water take a look at. A brand new program from Check My Water Members offers free residence water checks. See if you happen to qualify.”

In case you click on on the advert for Springfield you can be taken to a web page that claims Springfield’s water is contaminated with copper, lead, chlorine, and nitrate.

Working concurrently with the Fb adverts are mailers (pictured left) that point out you’ve got a bundle. The mailer makes no point out of water or water high quality. The mailer says you’ve got a bundle and that is your “closing discover.” The mailers are compelling and a few who obtain it’d really feel led to name the quantity on the cardboard.

A reader despatched us one of many mailers so we referred to as the quantity. A really professional-sounding operator answered and requested us for the “bundle quantity.” After letting us hear keyboard clicks for a minute or so the operator stated; “What it exhibits right here within the system that what you’re receiving is a part of a water consciousness program in Springfield. They’re offering you with a free water take a look at to your residence in addition to a $25 present card of your selection.” I suppose we certified. The operator went on to say that the free testing was; “because of current water considerations in the neighborhood in regards to the high quality of water.” The operator additionally indicated that the free water take a look at can be paid for by Robertson Household Water, a water filtration agency situated in Murfreesboro, TN, in keeping with their web site.

The operator additionally stated that town is simply legally accountable to check at their facility and is simply accountable to check for “Typhoid Fever and issues like that.” Not true. The State requires testing at numerous areas within the metropolis as a part of bacterial sampling.

The TestMyWater.org web site signifies that the testing knowledge comes from its members, members being folks within the space that signed up for the free water take a look at and city-data. The operator we talked to in regards to the “bundle” talked about each the TestMyWater web site and Robertson Household Water talked about above.

Smokey Barn Information reached out to the Springfield Water Division and searched the web on the lookout for an indication the “group” was involved in regards to the high quality of water in Springfield or if there was, the truth is, an issue with Springfield’s water supply system. The one concern we discovered was that generated by the adverts.

So far as who funds TestMyWater.org or who runs the positioning, no data was out there nevertheless their web site does point out that they’re a “for-profit” firm. “Check My Water is a for-profit firm that gives free checks and water knowledge to native householders,” the positioning reads.

Smokey Barn Information spoke to Springfield’s Utility Director for the Water and Wastewater Division, Terry Beers.

“There’s a firm who sells water filtration methods which might be utilizing social media to trigger concern with residents by posting false data relating to the content material of the water provided by the Metropolis of Springfield. The corporate was utilizing false data by the use of defamation to their water provide.

“The ploy then makes use of a scare tactic to return and go to houses to promote some great benefits of utilizing a filtration system for his or her ingesting water. The take a look at includes an analysis of the piping system in your house, which might be very deceptive. The Metropolis of Springfield’s Water system has to stick to very stringent guidelines to your ingesting water from the State of Tennessee to make sure your water provide is of the very best high quality and secure for public utilization.

“The water and wastewater division is required by the State of Tennessee to publish an annual water high quality report that particulars the regulated substances from the State of Tennessee and the degrees which might be maintained from the distribution of our water system.

“We take delight in offering the shoppers which might be provided service by the Metropolis of Springfield’s Water and Wastewater Division. You probably have any questions, please contact the water division at (615) 382-1600.”

Town of Springfield launched the next assertion in regards to the adverts.

“SCAM ALERT! Watch out for a brand new rip-off that makes an attempt to create concern about unsafe ingesting water. You might even see social media adverts much like the photographs under. An organization referred to as Check My Water is making an attempt to create concern and take your cash. Our water high quality outcomes proceed to be superior when examined yearly and people outcomes are made out there to you. Please don’t let your loved ones or buddies fall for this rip-off!

You probably have any questions on our water system, please name the Springfield Water/Wastewater Division at (615) 382-1600.”

Smokey Barn Information additionally realized (and we have now hooked up under) that the agency is working the identical Fb adverts for different cities in Robertson County additionally. As you’ll be able to see they’re utilizing largely the identical photograph for each metropolis. We discovered the identical advert with the identical textual content and photograph working in San Bernardino Ca.

What the agency is doing is pointing their adverts at a “free water take a look at” with out clarification that the photographs used within the adverts, hypothetically, can be the pipes in your house, not your Metropolis’s water provide system. The adverts additionally don’t point out that the free water take a look at is being paid for by a water filtration firm.

The second (simultaneous) strategy, the (you’ve got a bundle) mailer, is simply attempting to get residents to dial the quantity to allow them to provide the identical water take a look at paid for by the identical agency, Robertson Household Water.

The purpose is, each pipe in your house might, the truth is, be clogged with sludge however the metropolis just isn’t accountable for the pipes inside your own home, that’s your duty. In case you assume your pipes could also be clogged with sludge or in case your water tastes or smells unusual it could be time to name a plumber. So far as filtration, you should definitely do your homework earlier than buying a water filtration system.

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