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

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

Pure American Spring Water
Grade: D
sold by Walgreen Co.
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D no
Florida C n/a
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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D

2009 summary

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D

LABEL 1
Pure American Spring Water Label
Florida, Oregon
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C

LABEL 2
Pure American Spring Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Spring water, Jackson County, MI"
Website information: "Spring water, Jackson County, MI"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Micron Filtered, Ozonated and UV"
Website information: "Micron Filtered, Ozonated and UV"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
"Consumer Contact: For a report on water quality or information call: (800) 334-1064"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabels 1 & 2:
Distributed by: Walgreen Co., 200 Wilmont Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015-4616. Bottled by: Absopure Water Company, Plymouth, MI 48170

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2:
No WQR available
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)
  • Information Not Available, Florida (Jun-10)


Label 2:
  • Walgreens, San Carlos, CA (13-May-10)

Official website:www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Cold-Drinks/Spring-Water/ID=prod4775619-product

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.5 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 4.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: only provides one means of contacting the company for additional information on water quality; water quality report available via phone as stated on the label
Final Grade

D