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Study finds high level of bacteria in bottled water in Canada

A Montreal study finds heterotrophic bacteria counts, in more than 70 percent of bottled water samples, exceed the recommended limits specified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Researchers from Ccrest laboratories report their results today at the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego.

“Despite having the cleanest tap […]

WERU coverage of “Tapped” documentary showing and panel

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributor: Meredith DeFrancesco

On Tuesday, the Lamoine Conservation Commission, the Bar Harbor Conservation Commission, the Union River Watershed Coalition, and Food & Water Watch, sponsored a showing of the documentary film “Tapped” and a panel discussion on bottled water and its impacts. Today we bring you excerpts from the panel […]

Water bottles: billions sold each year

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Some folks buy bottled water because it tastes better than what they can get from the tap. The taste of the water, regardless of its source, is based on dissolved mineral and the way its disinfected method. Some municipalities add a small amount of chlorine to the water. Bottled water […]

Poland Spring issue still boiling

It is unfortunate that you have chosen to give former law Professor Orlando Delogu what appears to be the final word on the issue of large water extractions in the town of Wells. He is long on pronouncements and short on insight, with a narrow lens through which he decides what is good for […]

Bottlers fight push for federal water tax

Funds would fix public systems

By Alan Wirzbicki, Globe Correspondent | May 10, 2010

WASHINGTON — An effort in Congress to spend tens of billions of dollars to fix the nation’s aging water systems is facing stiff opposition from soda and bottled water companies, which are major beneficiaries of publicly owned supplies but are fighting […]