Crystal Spring Vended Water Customers Warned of Drinking Water Violations



The Department of Environmental Protection today notified the public that Crystal Spring, a Berks County water vendor, is selling drinking water that has not been monitored for contaminants and poses a potential health risk to those who consume it.

Since December 2012, Crystal Spring Vended Water has not completed monitoring, testing and reporting requirements for contaminants.

The contaminants that the owner did not test for and their associated timeframes for testing are:


  • Asbestos, one sample between January and December 2012;
  • Synthetic organic chemicals; one sample between January and March 2013; and
  • Bacteria, one sample every month for February, March, April and May 2013.

The Safe Drinking Water Act mandates that all contaminant testing results must be reported to DEP. This ensures that the treatment system is operating properly and that the well source on the Crystal Spring property has not become contaminated.

The department has been seeking compliance from…

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