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

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

Nursery Purified Water
Grade: C
sold by DS Waters of America, Inc., Atlanta, GA 30328
Map of US showing California and Oregon
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California C yes
Oregon C n/a


n/a = not assessed

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

2010 summary

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C

2009 summary

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C

LABEL 1
Nursery Purified Water Label
Oregon
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C

LABEL 2
Nursery Purified Water Label
California
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C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: None Listed
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Purified by steam distillation, filtered and ozonated"
Website information: "The process starts with filtration... followed by steam distillation... micron filtration… ozonation"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
"For a report on bottled water quality and information, call 1 (800) 682-0246 or visit nurserywater.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, undated, typical analysis if their water's quality. The report details a full range of test results for inorganic chemicals, secondary inorganic chemicals, volatile and semivolatile organic chemicals and radiologicals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabels 1 & 2:
Specially formulated for babies and toddlers. Sodium free. Not Sterile. Use as directed by physician or by labeling directions for use of infant formula. Fluoride added. Consult your physician or dental professional if using another fluoridated product. Not an oral electrolyte solution. Purified by steam distillation, filtered and ozonated to ensure quality. Contains purified water with selected minerals (potassium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium fluoride) added for taste. Contains up to 0.7 mg/L added fluoride. Mineral amounts are not nutritionally significant.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2:
Report lists full SDWA contaminant list; Report includes complete documentation of all chemicals tested for; Report is an undated, typical analysis
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Walgreens, Portland, OR (18-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Safeway, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Safeway, Redwood City, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:nurserywater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 1.5 / 2.0 2.5 / 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 3.0 / 5.0 2.5 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 1.5 / 2.0 2.5 / 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 3.0 / 5.0 2.5 / 4.0 5.5 / 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

C