Nestle Pure Life Purified Water
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California
(2 labels assessed)
B yes
Florida
(2 labels assessed)
B n/a
Idaho B n/a
Maryland B n/a
New York B n/a
West Virginia B n/a
District of Columbia
(2 labels assessed)
B n/a


n/a = not assessed

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

2010 summary

B

2009 summary

B

LABEL 1
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Label
District of Columbia

B

LABEL 2
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Label
District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, West Virginia

B

LABEL 3
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Label
Idaho

B

LABEL 4
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Label
Florida

B

LABEL 5
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Label
Florida

B

LABEL 6
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Label
California

B

LABEL 7
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Label
California

B

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"Deep protected wells, Stanwood, MI"

Label 2:
"Public Water Supply, Allentown, PA"

Labels 3 & 7:
"Public Water Supply, Denver, CO"

Label 4:
"Deep protected wells, Lee, FL"

Label 5:
"Public Water Supply, Zephyrhills, FL"

Label 6:
"Deep protected wells, Ontario, CA"
Website information: "begins with well or municipal water"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7:
"purified using reverse osmosis or distillation"
Website information: "Activated carbon filtration (municipal water only)…demineralization by reverse osmosis or distillation… microfiltration… Ultraviolet light disinfection… Ozone disinfection"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7:
"For questions or a report on water quality and information contact 1-866-599-8980 or www.nestle-purelife.us"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [1st-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:
Embrace the Pure Life. Contains: Purified water, calcium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium sulfate.

Labels 6 & 7:
Embrace the Pure Life. Contains: Purified water, calcium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium sulfate. Enhanced with a balance of minerals for taste.

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, Washington, DC (08-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Giant Food, Germantown, MD (25-Apr-10)
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (Apr-10)
  • Walmart, Fairmont, WV (12-Mar-10)
  • A&P, Armonk, NY (15-Mar-10)


Label 3:
  • Fred Meyer, Meridian, ID (23-Mar-10)


Label 4:
  • CVS Pharmacy, Miami Beach, FL (20-Mar-10)


Label 5:
  • Information Not Available, Florida (Jun-10)


Label 6:
  • 99 Cents Only, Berkeley, CA (14-May-10)
  • Information Not Available, California (May-10)


Label 7:
  • Ralphs, Sheman Oaks, CA (26-Mar-10)

Official website:www.nestle-purelife.us

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 5.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 4.0 7.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

B


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 5.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 4.0 7.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

B


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 5.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 4.0 7.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

B


LABEL 4: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 5.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 4.0 7.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

B


LABEL 5: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 5.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 4.0 7.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

B


LABEL 6: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 5.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 4.0 7.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced 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

B


LABEL 7: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 5.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 4.0 7.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced 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

B