Article courtesy of Lauren Caruba | December 17th, 2016 | San Antonio Express News | Shared as educational material. A Chemical leak from an asphalt plant into the public water system in Corpus Christie was found causing the shut down for water supply to public. According to a news release, “during a recent backflow incident, […]
The crisis of contaminated water in Flint, Mich., is making a public health message like this one harder to get across: In most communities, the tap water is perfectly safe. And it is much healthier than sugary drinks.
Earlier this year the water crisis in Flint, Michigan gained national media attention for problems with lead contamination in the water supply. Hoosick Falls, NY is now another community in the United States impacted by water pollution. In December 2015, federal officials told residents in Hoosick Falls, NY to stop drinking and cooking with 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).
Days after intial tests revealed excessive levels of lead in the water from Kai Ching Estate in Kowloon City, residents from Kwai Luen Estate, one of the four public housing estates that used the same licensed plumber, urged the Housing Department today to check all new public housing blocks for similar problems.
Thailand is suffering its worst drought in more than a decade. In an effort to maintain water levels in the dams that supply water for agriculture in the provinces as well as taps in the capital Bangkok, the government has asked farmers to refrain from planting rice since last October.
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.
The chemicals found in ordinary tap water are known to be very common. Public drinking analysis done by experts have uncovered that tap water contains over 2000 different types of toxic chemicals.
Hundreds of people in northern Egypt were hospitalised on Friday showing symptoms relating to poisoning, which locals suspect to have been caused by water contamination.
Many Americans choose to drink bottled water over tap water because they believe that tap water may be “dirty” or more harmful to them. However, recent experiments conducted to test the purity of bottled waters have found that this may be a misguided belief
When villagers complained to local officials about their tap water, they uncovered the most horrific reason for the foul taste.
Every year as the temperature cools, Tempe’s tap water smells and tastes musky due to algae in reservoirs supplying the city, causing concern among some residents, but the “water continues to be safe to drink.”