Consumer Alert: Water Bottle Recall
Last night, we learned that Niagara Bottling had voluntarily recalled their spring water produced at two Pennsylvania water treatment plants for fear of E. coli contamination.
Consumers can contact Niagara Bottling for any questions or concerns, online or by phone – (888) 943-4894.
States impacted by the voluntary spring water recall:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Brands included in this recall:
- Big Y
- Best Yet
- Nature’s Place
- Morning Fresh
- Western Beef Blue
This is not the first time there has been concern over the quality of bottled water. Just take a look at some of these bottled water facts:
1. Bottled water is held to lower standards than tap water.
Bottled water is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) while tap water is monitored by more stringent EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The Safe Drinking Water Act requires the EPA to hold municipal water to a higher standard than bottled water. The EPA consistently tests tap water for bacteria like E. Coli and regulators are required to provide accurate information on the water’s source.
2. 25% to 40% of bottled water is taken from municipal taps.
However the bottled water industry, led by Coca Cola (Dasani), Nestle (Pure Life, Poland Spring), and PepsiCo (Aquafina), has demonized tap water as unhealthy and potentially hazardous to consumers to further market their own water. Tap water is treated with chlorine to kill all the bacteria, and most Brita filters can remove any taste residue. Any water bottle that is labeled as “purified” or “drinking water” means that it is most likely from a municipal tap.
3. Drinking bottled water tightens the corporate hold on national drinking water
When there is a reliance on bottled water, it causes consumers to ignore their municipal water systems, effectively letting these water systems to deteriorate. Bottled water is not the answer, and it most likely feeds the problem of contaminated water systems abroad.
Read more surprising bottled water facts at spoonuniversity.com.
Luckily, there are ways to improve the taste and quality of your water without having to constantly purchase bottled water. Gold Medal Service offers many NJ water filtration, purification, and softening options. We can install systems that hook up to any sink or water fixture or we can outfit your home with a whole house water filtration system, which treats the water for the entire home.
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Some of these benefits include clean water to drink and bathe in, and clean water to help extend the life of your appliances. Not only will your hair and skin be healthier, but you will also save money on your utility bills by reducing your appliance’s energy usage. As you can see, these are all great reasons to install a water filtration system in your home.
For more information on the wonder of NJ water filtration and purification systems, read our article on the subject.
Say goodbye to bottled water and hello to a healthier you!
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