Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch partner with Hy-Vee to donate 26,000 gallons of water to Iowa communities affected by boil advisory

Brian Powers, After donating 20,000 gallons of water Monday, Hy-Vee announced its supplier partners Pepsi Beverages Company and Anheuser-Busch LLC will add more than 6,000 gallons of bottled water to southern Iowa communities affected by the ongoing boil advisory.
Bottled water was distributed Friday and Saturday to communities affected by a membrane filtration system failure at Creston’s Twelve Mile Water Plant that has left thousands of Iowans without clean drinking water for more than a week.
This round of donations was supplied to the cities of Macksburg, Murray, Grand River, Ellston, Prescott, Lenox and Nodaway.
Ayr locations.
They also brought the water to food pantries and fire departments in nearby communities.
(Photo: Brian Powers/The Register) Customers have been advised to boil their tap water before consuming it.
Officials have cautioned that the city’s water supply may contain bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea and headaches.
The tap water is still suitable for bathing and safe for pets and livestock, Dan McIntosh, the general manager of the SIRWA and Creston Water Works’ treatment plant, has previously told the Register.
And the water plant crew has worked 12- and 18-hour days to mitigate the problem, he said.
A SIRWA update Sunday said the City of Creston had flushed the needed water mains and sent samples to a lab in Storm Lake for testing.

Pepsi to sell bottled water at same MRP across India: Paswan

Pepsi to sell bottled water at same MRP across India: Paswan.
Food Ministry’s push for the same maximum retail price (MRP) for packed food and beverages has led to Pepsi promising to sell its mineral water at one rate across the country.
Paswan said action can be taken under the law for having dual MRP on any product and consumer courts are already taking action.
“Dual MRP is against the law.
Pepsi has said that it will sell ‘Acquafina’ mineral water at one price or MRP across the country.
BCCI has also directed that all bottled water will be sold at MRP in its cricket stadiums,” he told reporters here.
The BCCI secretary has also issued a circular that bottled water will not be sold at price higher than the MRP, he said, adding that the ministry has started getting success after its effort against “dual MRP”.
Last month, the Consumer Affairs Department had sought explanation from companies selling packaged mineral water for having different MRPs of bottles for various places.
It had directed that the sale price should be same at airports, hotels and malls.
“Mineral water bottle will be available at the same rate at airports, hotels and malls,” Paswan had tweeted.