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Monday, April 28, 2014

bottled water contamination alert

Dept. of Environmental Protection

Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120
John Poister, DEP Southwest Regional Office

DEP Warns Consumers that a Recent Production Run of Tyler Mountain Water in Three, Four and Five Gallon Sizes are Contaminated with Total Coliform and E. Coli Bacteria
DEP is warning consumers that Tyler Mountain water, bottled on April 17, 2014, and April 18, 2014, in three, four and five gallon sizes should not be used and consumers should contact Aqua Filter Fresh at 1-800-864-8957 for further instructions.
Only those customers that recently received a new delivery of water from Aqua Filter Fresh need to be concerned about this recall.
Aqua Filter Fresh, a company that produces Tyler Mountain water, is in the process of replacing all suspect water. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. If you have specific health concerns, you should consult your doctor.
Presences of E. coli bacteria indicate that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.
If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.