More Homes in Charlton Near Southbridge Landfill to Get Bottled Water

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.

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The Big-Ag-Fueled Algae Bloom That Won’t Leave Toledo’s Water Supply Alone

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.

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Assam Bans Another Packaged Drinking Water Brand

The Assam government on Saturday announced imposing a ban on yet another packaged drinking water brand – Spring Drop

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The Problem With Bottled 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).

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Is Day-Old Water Safe to Drink?

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.

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In Pakistan, Bottled Water may be unfit to drink

Lack of clean drinking water forces Pakistanis to buy bottled water if they can afford it, but repeated tests show that is no guarantee of safety.

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ALERT: 14 Brands of Bottled Water Are Being Recalled Due to E. Coli Contamination!

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.

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Bottled Water Company Issues Recall Over Possible E. Coli Contamination

A bottled water company has issued a voluntary recall over fears of E. coli contamination.

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Are Water Bottles Safe To Drink Out Of? Here’s How They Compare To Tap Water

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.

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Niagara Spring Water with Wegmans, other Labels might be Contaminated

Bottled water sold under Niagara, Wegmans and other brand names that was possibly contaminated with E. coli should be safe but was recalled “out of an abundance of caution,” Niagara Bottling said Saturday.

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Nitrates Still High in Water; No Free Bottled Water This Weekend

Although the nitrate advisory continues this weekend in portions of Columbus, city and county health departments won’t hand out bottled water on Saturday or Sunday to pregnant women and families with infants younger than 6 months.

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FDA: 53% of Packaged Water Contaminated

Not all packaged water jars in city are safe for consumption. The state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided water packaging plants across the state between April 2014 and March 2015 to collect 95 water samples. Of these, 53% were contaminated and unfit for human consumption.

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