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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.