Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
Arizona C n/a
California
(3 labels assessed)
C yes
Oregon C n/a


n/a = not assessed

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

2010 summary

 

C

2009 summary

 

C

LABEL 1
Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Label
Oregon

 

C

LABEL 2
Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Label
Arizona

 

C

LABEL 3
Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Label
California

 

C

LABEL 4
Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Label
California

 

C

LABEL 5
Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Label
California

 

C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"Arcadia Spring, Calistoga, CA; Lukens Spring, Baxter, CA; Sopiago Spring, El Dorado County, CA; Sugar Pine Spring, Long Barn, CA; White Meadows Spring, Pacific House, CA and/or Royal Gorge Rainbow Springs, Soda Springs, CA."

Labels 2 & 3 & 4 & 5:
"Southern Pacific Spring, Riverside County, CA; Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino County, CA; Long Point Ranch, Running Spring, CA; Palomar Mountain Granite Springs (PMGS), Palomar, CA; Deer Canyon Springs, San Bernardino County, CA and/or Coyote Springs, Inyo County, CA"
Website information: "Arcadia Spring, Calistoga, CA; Lukens Spring, Baxter, CA; Sopiago Spring, El Dorado County, CA; Sugar Pine Spring, Long Barn, CA; White Meadows Spring, Pacific House, CA; Rainbow Lodge/Royal Gorge, Soda Springs, CA; Hope Springs, BC, Canada; SP Spring, Riverside County, CA; Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino County, CA; Long Point Ranch, Running Spring, CA; Palomar Mountain Granite Springs (PMGS), Palomar, CA; Deer Canyon Springs, San Bernardino County, CA; Coyote Springs, Inyo County, CA."
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5:
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:
"For questions or a report on water quality and information conntact 1-800-873-7775 or arrowheadwater.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [2nd-3rd Quarter 2008] 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:
Arrowhead comes to you exclusively from natural mountain sources, giving it a crisp and refreshing taste. Arrowhead. It's better up here!

Label 3:
You are what you drink- The human body is nearly 60% water on average. Drinking water throughout the day will help replenish your body and keep your mind alert. Be Healthy. We can all make a difference. Please recycle.

Label 4:
Arrowhead. It's better up here! 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 an average of 20% less plastic than our original 0.5L Eco-Shape bottle and cap. Be Green. We can all make a difference. Please recycle.

Label 5:
Arrowhead Brand Mountain Spring Water comes to you exclusively from natural mountain sources, giving it a crisp refreshing taste. Arrowhead, It's Better Up Here!
Green claims/donationsLabel 1:
Website: Help preserve our natural treasures. The people who bring you Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water have teamed up with National Parks Conservation Association to protect Nature's greatest resources. What Can you do for the Environment: Want to be environmentally conscious and reduce your foot print on the earth? Start small. Think big. What can you recycle? Plenty! Contact your local town hall to find out about recycling programs in your community. Do you drive to work? See if your city has a Park and Ride, or post a carpool note in your local community center. Want to calculate your impact on the environment? See your footprint at Earthlab. Brushing your teeth? Always turn off the water until you need to rinse. You’ll save water (and maybe even hear the phone ring). Have a green thumb? Whether you have an acre or a small piece of land, become one with the environment by planting your own tree. Watch it flourish as the years go by. Running a quick errand or work near your home? Forgo your car, strap on a helmet and feel the breeze while riding a bike.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5:
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, Oregon (May-10)


Label 2:
  • Food stand at the Phoenix AZ Baseball Park, Phoenix, AZ (24-Apr-10)


Label 3:
  • Lucky Supermarket, Belmont, CA (13-May-10)


Label 4:
  • Ralphs, Temple Hill, CA (20-Jan-10)
  • Information Not Available, Santa Clara, CA (26-May-10)


Label 5:
  • Information Not Available, Madera, CA (5-Mar-10)
  • Vons, Diamond Bar, CA (Mar-10)

Official website:www.arrowheadwater.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 1.0 / 1.0 1.8 / 2.0 2.8 / 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 2.5 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


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 1.0 / 1.0 1.8 / 2.0 2.8 / 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 2.5 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


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 1.0 / 1.0 1.8 / 2.0 2.8 / 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 2.5 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? in compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label and water quality reports were available from both contacts listed on the label
Final Grade

C


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 1.0 / 1.0 1.8 / 2.0 2.8 / 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 2.5 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? in compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label and water quality reports were available from both contacts listed on the label
Final Grade

C


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 1.0 / 1.0 1.8 / 2.0 2.8 / 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 2.5 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? in compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label and water quality reports were available from both contacts listed on the label
Final Grade

C