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Water From Pa. Company Possibly Contaminated With E. Coli



    Tyler Mountain Water

    Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are warning residents about bottled water that may be contaminated.

    According to health officials, large jugs of recently bottled Tyler Mountain brand water are being recalled due to possible coliform and E. coli bacteria contamination.

    The water is distributed by Aqua Filter Fresh, a company based in Pittsburgh that serves Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

    The company immediately notified consumers of the problem and remains in contact with them, according to a spokesperson.

    Officials warn consumers to not use Tyler Mountain water bottled on April 17 and April 18 and delivered in 3, 4 and 5 gallon sizes. They also advise consumers to call Aqua Filter Fresh at 1-800-864-8957 for more information.

    About 9400 jugs are included in the recall and half of those were picked up by the company as of Sunday, according to officials. Officials say Aqua Filter Fresh is in the process of replacing all the possibly contaminated water.

    The presence of E. coli bacteria indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste. These wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps headaches and other symptoms, according to the DEP. Infants, young children and the elderly are especially at risk.