Local stores not impacted by bottled water recall

PARKERSBURG – Area grocery stores are said to have not received any bottled water targeted in a recent recall, officials said.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is warning 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.

The Pennsylvania DEP is warning consumers that Tyler Mountain Water, bottled on April 17-18, should not be used by consumers.

People with questions or concerns are advised to contact Aqua Filter Fresh, a company that produces Tyler Mountain Water, 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.

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, the Pennsylvania DEP reported.

“They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems,” they reported.

Tyler Mountain Water Co. spokesman Dave Mashek said no water affected by the recall was shipped to the Parkersburg area from its Boca distribution center.

The only West Virginia area affected by the recall was around the Fairmont area and impacting around 100 customers, he said. Those customers have been contacted and are being assisted.

Local Foodland and Kroger stores reported not receiving word of any recall for related products in their stores.