EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011
January 25, 2012

EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011: Find Your Water

New Zealand Wai Artesian Water
Grade: F
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
New Zealand Wai Artesian Water Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: None Listed
Website information: No website identified by EWG
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "filtered naturally through volcanic rock and sandstone over hundreds of years"
Website information: No website identified by EWG
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No website identified by EWG
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelBottled at source. Product of New Zealand. Wai, the Maori word for water is as powerful and refreshing as New Zealand's history. Protected by its underground seclusion, a rock encased aquifer. Remaining untouched, un-spoiled and pure. Drawn from our renewable source, 680ft below the surface comes New Zealand Wai- nature's gift. Bottled at source for: Mead International Ltd, 65 Paul Mathews Road, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Piedmont Grocery, Oakland, CA (14-May-10)
Official website:no website identified by EWG

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.5 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 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 1.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 0.0 / 4.0 -0.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about how to get a water quality report
Final Grade

F