Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:31 PM
State Agencies Issue Advisory for Bottled Spring Water
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, 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, and that consumers should contact Niagara at 877-487-7873 for further instructions.
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.