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POLICE: Fraudulent water inspector scam

March 26, 2017 7:58 pm

The Brockville Recorder and Times published the following police report about a fraudulent water inspector scam. City workers are not calling Brockville residents about checking on their water systems, city police say, warning residents about another scam active in the area. “Brockville Police received several calls during the day Wednesday from residents who were getting phone calls from a company to check on their water systems,” police said in a media release. “Police have confirmed... View Article

Groundwater contamination could be problem

July 9, 2016 8:02 pm

A new study is raising questions about the safety of drinking water in communities across Eastern Ontario after concluding that there is bacteria-contaminated groundwater in the village of Portland, outside Smith Falls. The groundwater that supplies wells in Portland sometimes carries bacteria from sewage, a range of drugs, and probably hard-to-detect viruses, says the new Queen’s University case study. Pollution is usually low, says the study by Queen’s engineers. But some samples of groundwater had coliform bacteria in concentrations... View Article

A fence to help the future

June 15, 2016 8:02 pm

The Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council has been working with Leeds County farmers, farm organizations and the Leeds Community Pasture Association over the last eight years to improve the water quality of the Gananoque River watershed, which feeds the St Lawrence River, by excluding cattle from the upper reaches. Read the full article here:

Harmsma Water Treatment -A BBB Accredited Business since 2008

April 20, 2015 5:09 pm

Harmsma Water Treatment (formerly 1000 Islands Water Treatment)  has been an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since we joined in  2008! Thank you for your support over  25+ years. It is you, our faithful customers who have helped us earn this honour.

Police in Cornwall concerned by scam

April 6, 2013 8:06 pm

Written by Michael Peeling Cornwall – As complaints pile up, the city police service has become more incensed with an ongoing attempt to scam seniors into believing’ their tap water is contaminated. Last week Cornwall Community Police Service sent out an alert warning the public of men who call seniors or visit their homes unannounced, requesting to test the tap water quality. Det.-Sgt. Jeff Carroll said he has received about 12 complaints from residents of... View Article

Home Water Testing Scams

April 6, 2013 7:56 pm

Ontario’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs Offers Guidance to Consumers on Unethical Door-to-door Sales Tactics Press Release provided by Kevin Wong – Executive Director Canadian Water Quality Association In response to the recent media related issues with some water treatment dealers in the province, the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Affairs have posted on their website advice and notification to consumers regarding door-to-door water purifier sales tactics. The posting details what the consumer needs to know about... View Article

Fast, professional plumbing and water treatment service.

April 6, 2013 5:35 pm

1000 Islands Water Treatment and  Plumbing Ltd. delivers. This article was written for the Brockville Recorder and Times by by Leisa Price-Storey, Freelance Writer. It was published on February 23, 2009. In February 1992, with one vehicle and, plenty of determination and confidence, he opened his first business, Rick Harmsma Plumbing. A few years later, he took on a new venture/partnership – 1000 Islands Water Treatment – with a friend. Eventually he bought out his... View Article