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cool girl
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Water filteration SCAM
Some of you must be aware of this but I just read this so thought of sharing with CD's too:

Representatives from Green Life Water have been going door to door and
advising people that our tap water is unsafe. They are using tablets to
supposedly test the water, then signing you up for a filtration system.

I called Region of Peel there is nothing wrong with our tap water; there
is an investigation underway with the police department. Do not let
these people in your home.




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Thanks Cool Girl !!
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Post ID: 180314 10-03-11 09:55:49
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intherange
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We are happy GreenLife Water customers
My husband and I live in Brampton. We let a young man from GreenLife Water into our home Saturday and he signed us up for a GreenLife Water System. It was installed Monday and I have no complaints. This is the first time we see an end to buying bottled water.

I am so happy with the product, I Googled GreenLife Water to see what others were saying and I came across this. So I thought I should share my positive experience.

The sales representative who came to my house was guilty of doing a test for chlorine, and the tap water did turned pink. But that just means we have chlorine in our tap water, I already knew that. He was also guilty of signing us up for a filter. But he never said or hinted that the city water was unsafe. He actually said tap water is safe because of disinfectants. He even let me read the Rental Agreement before I signed.

I couldn't find a reason not to sign.


 
Post ID: 185130 20-07-11 04:39:56
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dimple2001
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Originally posted by intherange

My husband and I live in Brampton. We let a young man from GreenLife Water into our home Saturday and he signed us up for a GreenLife Water System. It was installed Monday and I have no complaints. This is the first time we see an end to buying bottled water.

I am so happy with the product, I Googled GreenLife Water to see what others were saying and I came across this. So I thought I should share my positive experience.

The sales representative who came to my house was guilty of doing a test for chlorine, and the tap water did turned pink. But that just means we have chlorine in our tap water, I already knew that. He was also guilty of signing us up for a filter. But he never said or hinted that the city water was unsafe. He actually said tap water is safe because of disinfectants. He even let me read the Rental Agreement before I signed.

I couldn't find a reason not to sign.



"He actually said tap water is safe because of disinfectants."

That would be an absolutely great reason for me not to sign and create another wasteful expense account.

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Post ID: 185135 20-07-11 09:16:55
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intherange
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Originally posted by intherange




"He actually said tap water is safe because of disinfectants."

That would be an absolutely great reason for me not to sign and create another wasteful expense account.



"Safe" by the government's standard might be good enough for most people but it's not for me. I rather have water that's described as "healthy". On top of that I rather not have chlorine in my coffee and soup.

$30 a month for filtered from every tap, even the sprinklers!.. is not wasteful expense. We actually save $5-$10 a month because we spent $35-$40 each month on bottled water, just for drinking!!! Now we bottle water from home and don't throw away any plastic bottles.

This idea will be huge when people realize the benefits.


 
Post ID: 185140 20-07-11 10:29:32
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Originally posted by intherange

Quote:
Originally posted by dimple2001

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Originally posted by intherange




"He actually said tap water is safe because of disinfectants."

That would be an absolutely great reason for me not to sign and create another wasteful expense account.



"Safe" by the government's standard might be good enough for most people but it's not for me. I rather have water that's described as "healthy". On top of that I rather not have chlorine in my coffee and soup.

$30 a month for filtered from every tap, even the sprinklers!.. is not wasteful expense. We actually save $5-$10 a month because we spent $35-$40 each month on bottled water, just for drinking!!! Now we bottle water from home and don't throw away any plastic bottles.

This idea will be huge when people realize the benefits.



You know, you sound awfully like an advertisement for the filtration company :)

In any case, you might be saving because you were spending another wasteful expense on bottled water. Me, for the past 19 years I have lived in various parts of North America, haven't spent a penny on bottled water for inside home use. I may live 5 fewer years because of that, but that's ok. So, yes, creating a $30/mo filtration system expense in my house from $0 is a wasteful expense for me.

As much as I don't trust Govt standards in its entirety, I also don't trust claims by companies whose sole vested interest is to claim they are the best. So "healthy" claims by companies selling "healthy" products is a biased claim.

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Post ID: 185143 20-07-11 11:03:19
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sudesingh
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Now we bottle water from home and don't throw away any plastic bottles.

This idea will be huge when people realize the benefits.



Do you clean the bottle with hot water and soap between uses. Google and you'll find tons of articles about the spread of bacteria if the bottles are not throughly cleaned between uses


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Post ID: 185151 20-07-11 12:21:41
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Canadianraja
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To call it a scam may be going too far. It's just another company trying to sell a product that may appeal to some people - like Direct Energy pushes its maintenance contract. Yes it would be a scam if they didn't deliver or supplied a product that didn't work.

We've been using tap water filling them in glass bottles. We dishwash the glass bottles daily and they are good for the day. Read somewhere that plastic bottles are carcinogenic - probably due to the BPA content - so stopped using them a long time ago.


 
Post ID: 185180 20-07-11 17:07:23
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dudewheresmycar
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Some people cant handle city water, i know a friend who got allergies with city water in Detroit where as the rest were just fine.. Doctor recommended using bottled water as he was allegic to additives.

Personally i prefer the taste of water after it passes through brita, maybe the city water has some harmless suspended impurities that alters taste.

For some people wanting a filter may be a lifestyle choice..


A lot of door to door salesmen try to use under the table tactics to get u to sign.. i remember my wife one ended up signing up for a gas contract , while the salesmen told her he wanted her signature to do a price match.

I kept getting calls from direct energy which i kept hanging up and after getting 3 calls in 3 days i finally listened to what the person was saying and i realized what was going on.. Thankfully the government has put a process in place where DE needed to verify any door sales with actual phone calls.

Another time some one comes to sell me a gas contract , i asked him for a price pamphlet , he refused to give it to me.


These guys use all sorts of illegal tactics to sell u a service..



 
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chekram_04
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I think mainly impurities are not in the water but it's from the piping. If anyone live in an area where nearby supply lines are very old than water may contaminate some impurities.
Therefore, it is advisable to drain some water( about couple of minutes) before storing it for drinking or cooking. It is also better idea to go for cheaper options like Brita or any low cost filters available at Walmart or Superstore is fine but no need to go for highly expensive filteration system.


 
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