Great Value Purified Drinking Water
sold by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California C no

LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Great Value Purified Drinking Water Label
California

C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Deep Protected Well in Southern California"
Website information: "two (2) deep protected water wells and protected springs as sources for our process water" (This information is not specific to this brand or this product. It is a general statement about all the waters produced by this bottling plant.)
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "Ozonation, Advanced Filtration and Reverse Osmosis Technologies"
Website information: "a multi- barrier approach which includes source protection and monitoring as well as the following in-process treatments which remove any potential chemical and/ or microbiological contaminants: Reverse Osmosis… Micron Filtration… Ozone Disinfection" (This information is not specific to this brand or this product. It is a general statement about all the waters produced by this bottling plant.)
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For consumer information call 1-877-505-2267 www.walmartstores.com/waterreport"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a water quality report that is not specific to this brand. The report includes information on source water and water processing but it does not disclose the results of water testing: "No contaminants above MCL were detected in 2008. There have been no violations of any FDA Standards of Quality, we have not been required to test for any unregulated substances by the FDA or the State of California and no exemptions or variances have been granted by the California Department of Public Health."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelBottled by Niagara Bottling LLC, Ontario CA 91764. Distributed by: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, AR 72716.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? WQR without water testing results
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Walmart, Diamond Bar, CA (Mar-10)
Official website:www.niagarawater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.3 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 5.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label; however, water quality report not available via phone as implied by label
Final Grade

C