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With Shreveport's water rating recently being graded an "F", many residents are concerned about the safety of Shreveport water.  But Director of Shreveport Water & Sewerage William Daniel recently told KEEL News, that the poor rating had nothing to do with actual water safety, but rather infrastructure issues.

Let me first state that this is not about the safety of the drinking water, but more about the reliability of the system.  Our water is 100 percent safe and will remain that way.


But if you've recently stocked up on bottled water just in case... you might want to check your fridge or pantry.  The Food & Drug Administration, (FDA), recently issued a recall alert for over 78,000 cases of bottled water.

According to the FDA report:

Reason for Recall:

Firm testing revealed Manganese in addition to three bacterial genera.

The recall, issued by Natural Waters of Viti Limited, was originally initiated on March 4th as a voluntary recall and is still ongoing.  According to the National Institute of Health, there has been a manganese toxicity developed by those who consume water containing high levels of manganese.  However, a Spokesperson for the company said that this product will not likely cause adverse health consequences. 


Who is Affected?

The recall affects water sold in Washington, as well as cases that were distributed nationally directly to consumers being sold online.

For those who may have purchased the product and wanted more information, they can contact Fiji Water at 1-866-4149. 

Consumers can get a refund and or simply throw the product away if they have one of the affected cases of water. 

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