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

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

Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
Grade: D
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no
District of Columbia 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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D

2009 summary

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F

LABEL 1
Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water Label
District of Columbia
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C

LABEL 2
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California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"Source Perrier, Vergeze, France"

Label 2:
None Listed
Website information: "Vergèze, France"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: "terrestrial filtration"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
"For questions or a report on water quality and information contact 1-800-937-2002 or perrierusa.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [1st Quarter 2009] 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:
Captured at source. Contains carbonated mineral water. The carbonation in Perrier Mineral Water comes from a naturally occurring source found deep beneath the spring.

Label 2:
Distributed by Nestle Waters North America, Inc. , Greenwich, CT 06830. Product of France.

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:
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (Apr-10)


Label 2:
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Mollie Stone's Market, Palo Alto, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:perrierusa.com

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 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 3.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 3.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.3 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 1.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 4.0 2.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: water quality report not available via website listed on the label
Final Grade

F