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

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

S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
Grade: D
sold by Sanpellegrino SpA
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D yes

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water Label
California
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D

2009 summary

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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "San Pellegrino Terme, Italy"
Website information: "from a thermal spring at the foot of a dolomite mountain, on the right side of the Brembana Valley (Orobic Alps, North of Italy)."
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: No Treatment
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For questions or a report on water quality and information contact 800-255-8334 or visit sanpellegrino.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [1st Quarter 2008] 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 labelNatural mineral water with natural CO2 added. Bottled at the source.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? 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):
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
Official website:sanpellegrino.com

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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 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 -1.0 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 4.0 4.3 / 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