Poland Spring Natural Spring Water
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
Connecticut
(2 labels assessed)
D n/a
Maine D n/a
Massachusetts D n/a
New Jersey D n/a
New York
(2 labels assessed)
D n/a
District of Columbia D n/a


n/a = not assessed

LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING

2010 summary

 

D

2009 summary

 

D

LABEL 1
Poland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
Connecticut, New York

 

D

LABEL 2
Poland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
New York

 

D

LABEL 3
Poland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
New Jersey

 

D

LABEL 4
Poland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
Massachusetts

 

D

LABEL 5
Poland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
Maine

 

D

LABEL 6
Poland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
Connecticut

 

D

LABEL 7
Poland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
District of Columbia

 

D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
"Poland Spring, Poland Spring, ME; Evergreen Spring, Fryeburg, ME; Spruce Spring, Pierce Pond Township, ME; Garden Spring, Poland, ME; White Cedar Spring, Dallas Plt, ME and/or Bradbury Spring, Kingfield, ME"

Labels 4 & 5:
"Bradbury Spring, Kingfield, ME; White Cedar Spring, Dallas Plt., ME; Spruce Spring, Pierce Pond Township, ME; Evergreen Spring, Fryeburg, ME and/or Garden Spring, Poland, ME"

Labels 6 & 7:
"Clear Spring, Hollis, ME; Evergreen Spring, Fryeburg, ME; Spruce Spring, Pierce Pond Township, ME; Garden Spring, Poland, ME; White Cedar Spring, Dallas Plt., ME; Bradbury Spring, Kingfield, ME; and/or Poland Spring, Poland Spring, ME"
Website information: "Poland Spring, Poland Spring, ME; Clear Spring, Hollis, ME; Evergreen Spring, Fryeburg, ME; Spruce Spring, Pierce Pond Township, ME; Garden Spring, Poland, ME; Bradbury Spring, Kingfield, ME; and/or White Cedar Spring, Dallas Plt, ME."
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7:
None Listed
Website information: "One-micron filters… Specialized two-stage advanced micro-filters...Ultraviolet Light/Ozone Disinfection"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [1st-2nd Quarter 2009] water quality report. The report details a full range of test results for volatile organic compounds, synthetic organic compounds, inorganic minerals, metals and radiologicals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Since 1845, our natural spring water has come from carefully selected natural springs. Poland Spring. A little natural does a lot of good. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-4-SPRING

Label 2:
Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-4-SPRING. Polandspring.com. Water Down Your Calories- A typical 12 oz sugared beverage = 140+ calories. Water = 0 calories. Replacing just one sugared beverage a day with water can trim 50,000+ calories a year from your diet. Be Healthy. We can all make a difference. Please recycle.

Label 3:
Free from Impurities- The original quality and great taste of our 100% natural spring water is maintained through a 10-step spring water process. Consistent quality results you may not get with filtered tap water. Be Assured. We can all make a difference. Please recycle. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-4-SPRING. polandspring.com

Labels 4 & 6:
Poland Spring. A little natural does a lot of good. Smaller Cap = Less Plastic- Did you notice this bottle has a shorter cap? This is part of our ongoing effort to reduce our impact on the environment. This bottle and cap contain and average of 20% less plastic than our original 0.5 L Eco-Shape bottle and cap. Be Green. We can all make a difference. Please recycle. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-4-SPRING. polandspring.com.

Label 5:
Poland Spring. A little natural does a lot of good. Conserving Natural Habitats- Over the last 10 years, we have supported the protection of more than 426,000 acres of natural lands and freshwater resources. Be Green. We can all make a difference. Please recycle. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-4-SPRING. polandspring.com.

Label 7:
Poland Spring. A little natural does a lot of good. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-4-SPRING. polandspring.com.
Green claims/donationsLabels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7:
Nestle Waters North America is proud to donate $600,000 to support the National Parks Conservation Association. Protecting our legacy for generations to come. Together, we can invest in America's natural wonders. A portion of the proceeds of specially marked packages of Poland Spring 100% Natural Spring Water will go to support our $600,000 donation to the National Parks Conservation Association.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7:
Report lists full SDWA contaminant list; Report includes complete documentation of all chemicals tested for; Report represents the most current water quality data
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Information Not Available, Connecticut (19-Mar-10)
  • Sloan Kettering Hospital Cafeteria, New York City, NY (19-Mar-10)


Label 2:
  • Information Not Available, New York City, NY (22-Apr-10)


Label 3:
  • Costco, Hackensack, NJ (22-Mar-10)


Label 4:
  • Morning Glories, Scituates, MA (18-Mar-10)


Label 5:
  • Paradise Shop and Save, Caribou, ME (01-Mar-10)


Label 6:
  • Information Not Available, Connecticut (19-Mar-10)


Label 7:
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (2010)

Official website:polandspring.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 4: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 5: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 6: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 7: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D