If you get a call from someone saying your water isn't safe, don't fall for it. Chances are it's just a scam.
Pinellas County tests water on a daily basis to make sure it's safe, but there are companies out there trying to sell you unnecessary equipment.
"Fewer mineral deposits around your sink or that kind of thing, or you want your soap to be more ‘sudsy,' and then there are companies that provide systems that remove natural minerals from the water that will result in a different housekeeping environment basically," Robert Powell of Pinellas County Water and Sewer explained.
Powell said people shouldn't let "fear" drive them to buy something unnecessary.
There are reports of representatives showing up at doors and saying they're on a public awareness campaign. They then offer to test your tap water, but instead put things in the water to make it seem unhealthy.
Powell said beware of unexpected visits and free gifts from water companies.
If you have a question about the quality of your water, the best thing to do is call the water department or the health department.
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
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