San Ysidro School District Find Lead in Drinking Water

Article courtesy of Staff of CBS News 8 Team | February 8th, 2017 | CBS8.com | Shared as educational material. In San Ysidro School District, just south of San Diego, California, one school’s water samples showed that faucets contaminated water with “slightly heightened levels of lead, copper, and bacteria.” The school district informed parents that […]

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Whidbey Island Has a PFAS Contamination Problem

Article courtesy of Jon Humbert | December 27th, 2016 | Komonews | Shared as educational material. Another incident of PFOS contaminating the water supply near a naval base happened at Whidbey Island. Samples of wells across the island show that the potentially contaminated wells have doubled over the past two weeks. PFAS are a chemical […]

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Pennsylvania Residents Face Post Fracking Pollution

Article courtesy of Staff of Maryam Jameel | July 6th, 2016 | wnpr | Shared as educational material. Southern Pennsylvania residents has been experiencing problems with their water wells. The water gives off a strange odor and emanates a yellow color. What’s more, the water carries sand that clogs the faucets in many homes in […]

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Spanish Cities Suffer from Stomach Bugs in Bottled Water

Article courtesy of Fiona Govan | April 12th, 2016 | The Local | Shared as educational material. On Monday, April 18th, it was found that over two thousand Spanish civilians had been treated or hospitalized for stomach bugs. Authorities claim that the source of these contaminants was bottled drinking water, namely from the company Grupo […]

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The Church Giving Out Safe Drinking Water Amid Fears Of Lead Contamination

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.

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Bottled Water: United States Consumers and Their Perceptions of Water Quality

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.

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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 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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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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7-Eleven and Wegmans Bottled Water Recalled Due to E. Coli Concerns

Niagara Bottling, a leading private-label water bottling company in the United States, has reported that E. coli bacteria was found in one of its spring water sources on June 10, 2015. “These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems,” the company wrote in a statement.

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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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