Labels purchased in West Virginia

EWG analyzed 1 labels and their websites from bottled water purchased in West Virginia.

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