In early March, the Ohio EPA found that 43 of 1,077 Sebring water samples had excessive lead levels. And in the community, there is still distrust over whether the water really is safe to drink, even if the EPA gives the all-clear.
Drinking water quality can be deteriorated by microbial and toxic chemicals during transport, storage and handling before using by the consumer. This study was conducted to evaluate the microbial and physicochemical quality of drinking water from bottled water coolers.
Consumption of bottled water is increasing worldwide. Prior research shows many consumers believe bottled water is convenient and has better taste than tap water, despite reports of a number of water quality incidents with bottled water. This study finds that U.S. consumers are more likely to report bottled water as their primary drinking water source when they perceive that drinking water is not safe. Furthermore, those who give lower ratings to the quality of their ground water are more likely to regularly purchase bottle water for drinking and use bottle water as their primary drinking water source.
At the Board of Health board meeting Tuesday, residents heard that ongoing private well water testing around the Southbridge landfill has uncovered one more tainted property, and some homes with unaffected wells will receive bottled water from Casella Waste Systems.
The citizens of Toledo, Ohio, have embarked upon their new summer ritual: stocking up on bottled water. For the second straight year, an enormous algae bloom has settled upon Lake Erie, generating nasty toxins right where the city of 400,000 draws its tap water.
In June 2015, Niagara Bottling released a voluntary recall announcement for 14 brands of bottled water, citing a possible E. Coli contamination as the reason. These brands are Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaw’s, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue, and Wegman’s (Rhodan).
Tap water that has been left to sit out slowly begins to acquire an off taste. Many assume that this is because of microorganisms. Treated water’s added chlorine will take care of small communities of these little guys, but at room temperature they begin to multiply rapidly and can really get the party started. Even with clean water and a clean glass; one sip introduces a host of germs to the mix, in addition to whatever the water may have picked up by ambient dust.
Springs in Hamburg and Allentown, Pennsylvania, had “positive indication” that their spring was contaminated, but failed to warn Niagara before distribution. While Niagara has cut ties with those springs, they do not know how wide ranging the contamination may reach.
A bottled water company has issued a voluntary recall over fears of E. coli contamination.
Tap water has a pretty bad rep, even though that’s pretty much what you get when you ask for that free drink of H2O at a restaurant. But the recent recall of 14 different water bottle brands due to a possible E. coli contamination has people wondering whether water bottles are safe to drink out of.