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

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

re-source Natural Spring Water
Grade: D
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
Map of US showing California and Oregon
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D yes
Oregon D 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

LABEL 1
re-source Natural Spring Water Label
Oregon
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D

LABEL 2
re-source Natural Spring Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Sources: Frontier Springs, located in New Tripoli, PA; Bangor, PA; Stroudsburg, PA; Hegins, PA; South Coventry, PA; Pine Grove, PA; Newmanstown, PA and/or Oakland, MD"
Website information: "Frontier Springs, located in New Tripoli, PA; Bangor, PA; Stroudsburg, PA; Hegins, PA; South Coventry, PA; Pine Grove, PA; Newmanstown, PA and/or Oakland, MD."
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: None Listed
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
"For questions or a report on water quality and information contact 1-877-360-7407 or go to www.re-sourcespringwater.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [1st-2nd 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:
Together we can do a world of good. The re-source story: At re-source we're committed to reusing the earth's resources to help sustain our planet; whether it's the source of our water or the source of our packaging. To start, we harvest our water from natural springs, using sustainable practices. We then protect the quality of our water with this bottle; a bottle which is made with 25% recycled plastic. The 25% recycled plastic in this bottle represents the current recycling rate of bottles in the US. We want this recycling rate to get a lot closer to 100% in the years to come. We need your help. When you recycle this bottle, you help provide the material that can be reused to help make a new bottle, which brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of eliminating waste. Now you can enjoy the crisp, clean taste of natural spring water and help reduce (y)our impact on the environment. The more we recycle, the more we reduce our impact on the earth. Please join our efforts.

Label 2:
Together we can do a world of good. The re-source story: At re-source we're committed to reusing the earth's resources to help sustain our planet; whether it's the source of our water or the source of our packaging. To start, we harvest our water from natural springs, using sustainable practices. We then protect the quality of our water with this bottle; a bottle which is made with 25% recycled plastic. The 25% recycled plastic in this bottle represents the current recycling rate of bottles in the US. We want this recycling rate to get a lot closer to 100% in the years to come. We need your help. When you recycle this bottle, you help provide the material that can be reused to help make a new bottle, which brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of eliminating waste. Now you can enjoy the crisp, clean taste of natural spring water and help reduce (y)our impact on the environment. The more we recycle, the more we reduce our impact on the earth. Please join our efforts. re-source natural spring water together we can do a world of good... one bottle at a time.

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:
  • Whole Foods Market, Portland, OR (21-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)

Official website:www.re-sourcespringwater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 2.5 / 5.0 2.8 / 4.0 3.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.3 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 2.5 / 5.0 2.8 / 4.0 3.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
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

D