Possible E. coli Contamination in some Niagara Bottled Water

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Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection (DEP), and Health are advising consumers that spring water bottled by Niagara between June 10 and June 18 at its facilities in Hamburg, Berks County or Upper Macungie, Lehigh County should not be consumed due to the possibility of contamination.

Niagara purchased spring water from Far Away Springs-Auburn in Schuylkill County.

Multiple water quality sample results from Far Away Springs that were provided to DEP as part of routine testing indicated the presence of E. coli in the water.

Niagara received the contaminated water and did not treat the water at a DEP-permitted treatment facility.

So, DEP cannot provide assurance to the public as to the quality of the water bottled by Niagara between June 10 and June 18.

For more information, contact Niagara at 877-487-7873.

 

 

11 comments

    • donewithdirtbags

      DG water is processed by Crossroads Beverage Group in Reading. DG was not affected in the warning when I looked it up.

  • High on H2O

    I can remember years ago when my financial advisor insisted I invest in this stuff called bottled water. Man I’m sure glad I did and retired 7 years ago at 42 years of age. Keep drinking it up as I’m enjoying life

    • Valfreyja

      Well done. If you want to broaden your portfolio a bit look to burgeoning desalinization interests on the west coast. Lots of money to be made on futures of private plants out there right now.

  • ThrowingCashAway

    Hey you know this stuff come out of the faucet? Hell of alot cheaper too. you can even put it is reusable bottle so you dont make 500 pounds of trash a year! But hey if you want to wast money more power to you.

    • Valfreyja

      Depends on where you are really. Some of us have local water treatment plants that have been cited for all sorts of contaminants on a yearly basis. MANY people in Central PA have ancient lead lined pipe systems leading from the mains to their homes which does not inspire confidence and often tastes stale.

  • Johnson

    I remember being a kid and being amazed at the fact people are actually selling and buying bottles of plain old water. Now it’s turned into a massive money grab for a market of consumers that get dumber and dumber by day. Filter your own water people.

  • keith hinkel

    Of course the water is bad its just filtered tap water. Be safe buy Steam Distilled Water at ,90 cents a gallon.

    • Valfreyja

      This. You have to actually read the bottles. Much of the plastic bottled water is just tap water. But there are strict guidelines about labeling when it comes to what you may call your water on a packaged product that are a result of how it was processed so it’s relatively easy to see what you’re getting. Some water has been filtered, some distilled, some treated with UV exposure, some from artesian wells, some from deep rock drilling, some from actual streams, some pretty much not changed at all from the municipal spigot it was “harvested” from. Have to read those labels, people.

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