It has been recently reported that the FDA randomly sampled and tested 95 packaged water samples from the state of Maharashtra in the past one year, of which 53% were found to be substandard and unsafe for drinking. In Pune alone, 11 of the 31 samples tested were found to be unsafe. It should be noted that substandard water is likely to be contaminated with dangerous water-borne pathogens like Salmonella and Vibrio cholera, which can cause life-threatening diseases like typhoid and cholera. Of the 95 samples, 28 had very high bacterial counts, while 23 didn’t meet up to the quality standards. Most of the substandard samples deviated from the required pH or didn’t match the labeling claims.