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

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

Penta Ultra-Purified Water
Grade: B
sold by Penta Water Company, LLC.
Map of US showing California and Oregon
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California B yes
Oregon B 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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B

2009 summary

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B

LABEL 1
Penta Ultra-Purified Water Label
Oregon
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B

LABEL 2
Penta Ultra-Purified Water Label
California
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B

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Carlsbad Municipal Water District"
Website information: None Listed
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Reverse Osmosis/Deionization"
Website information: "state of the art purification system"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
"Visit www.pentawater.com to see water quality and information or call 800-531-5088"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [May 2, 2008] water quality report. The report details a full range of test results for volatile and semivolatile organic compounds, inorganic compounds, minerals and radiologicals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabels 1 & 2:
Trace Pharmaceuticals Free. Bisphenol A Free. Chlorine Free. Arsenic Free. MTBE Free. Chromium 6 Free. Fluoride Free. Penta Water is over 100x more pure than leading national brands. Penta's 13-step state-of-the-art system purifies the water more vigorously than any other water due to our 11-hour patented process. Why drink Penta Water? Penta is the world's only patented water; Provides superior hydration over sports drinks; Penta has no additives or chemicals and clinically-proven health benefits; Penta's crisp, clean taste gives you a sense of well-being. Contents: Purified water by reverse osmosis/deionization with USP medical-grade oxygen. Made in the USA by Penta Water Company Inc, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

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 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:
  • New Seasons Market, Portland, OR (18-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Information Not Available, California (Jun-10)

Official website:www.PentaWater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 2.3 / 4.0 7.3 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 2.3 / 4.0 7.3 / 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