Tuluksak gets access to running water 45 days after fire destroyed its only clean water source

A fire destroyed the community’s water purification plant and washeteria in mid-January. From then until the first week of March, residents had been living on donations of bottled water.
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Air Force to deliver bottled water as chemicals found in drinking water in Arizona

Some 6,000 people in Glendale, Litchfield Park and unincorporated Maricopa County are impacted, Luke Air Force Base spokesperson Sean Clements said.

Topo Chico cuts PFAS levels by more than half

New tests by Consumer Reports found Topo Chico cut PFAS levels by more than half, but levels in the popular carbonate water brand were still above a cutoff some experts think is more appropriate.

At least 40 wells found contaminated with above-standard levels of PFAS on French Island

At least 40 wells that provide drinking water for residents on a North Side island in La Crosse were found to be contaminated with PFAS that are above recommended standards.


Anti-water bottling lobby group takes fight against ECan and Cloud Ocean to Court of Appeal

An anti-water bottling lobby group is embroiled in a longstanding battle with Environment Canterbury and two of the country’s largest water bottling operators.

How we got conned into drinking bottled water — and how we can stop

In just a few decades, water went from a common resource to an incredibly popular packaged commodity with a serious environmental footprint.

Evian's new 100% recycled plastic bottle has no label

The bottle, which has the brand name engraved onto the recycled plastic, is part of Evian’s effort to become fully circular by 2025.

Companies’ new pledges to boost recycling face old pitfalls

Some of the world's biggest consumer brand companies have promised to dramatically boost recycling. Yet some of those same companies have made — and failed to deliver on — similar promises in the past.


U.S. House Democrats launch probe into Nestle water bottling

Information on water extraction, sales, testing and plastic use sought by Congressional subcommittee.

Bottler of Crystal Geyser Water admits to mishandling arsenic waste at Eastern Sierra Plant

The company used sand filters to reduce the concentration of naturally occurring arsenic generating thousands of gallons of arsenic-contaminated wastewater.


Water passed out to Flint residents should be poured out, church says

People that picked up bottled water spooled by FEMA to a Flint church are being told to pour it out after reports of the bottles smelling like mildew and mold.


Nestlé cannot claim bottled water is 'essential public service', court rules

Michigan's second-highest court rules in favor of township in case that could damage company's effort to privatize water.


New Hampshire wants to test all bottled water for PFAS contaminants

As state and local officials adapt to new guidelines for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, bottled water is getting more attention.


Boxed water isn’t an environmental solution to our waste crisis

Those boxes aren’t as easy to recycle as plastic. And nothing is better than just not buying water in the first place.

Newark residents line up for bottled water, doubt official assurances about lead

"They're picking and choosing who they want to give water to — at least, that's how I feel."

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