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

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

Aquarius Spring! Natural Spring Water
Grade: C
sold by CCDA Waters, LLC
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California C yes
Connecticut C n/a
Florida C n/a
Virginia 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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C

2009 summary

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C

LABEL 1
Aquarius Spring! Natural Spring Water Label
Florida
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C

LABEL 2
Aquarius Spring! Natural Spring Water Label
Virginia
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C

LABEL 3
Aquarius Spring! Natural Spring Water Label
Connecticut
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C

LABEL 4
Aquarius Spring! Natural Spring Water Label
California
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C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"Ginnie Spring, Gilchrist Cty., High Springs, FL."

Labels 2 & 4:
"Big Spring, Mount Shasta, CA"

Label 3:
"Big Spring, Bellefonte, PA"
Website information: "from high-quality, well-protected springs"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Label 1:
"microfiltered and ozonated"

Labels 2 & 3 & 4:
"microfiltered and UV"
Website information: "microfiltration… ozonation… ultra violet (UV) disinfection"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
"For water quality and information, please call 1-800-322-4616 or visit www.enjoyaquarius.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, undated water quality report. The report includes information on source water and water processing but it does not disclose the results of water testing.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 3:
CCDA Waters, LLC, Atlanta, GA 30313. Bottled by CCDA Waters, LLC in Howard PA 16841.

Label 4:
CCDA Waters, LLC, Atlanta, GA 30313. Bottled by CCDA Waters, LLC in Mt. Shasta, CA 96067.
Green claims/donationsLabel 1:
Aquarius Spring! Is working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help educate youth and families on the importance of hydration for good health. By participating in fundraising efforts, we plan to help BGCA promote health awareness through its Triple Play program. Triple Play Program: Aquarius Spring!™ proudly supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Triple Play Program, which promotes proper health, fitness and nutrition for children. The program has 3 components: staying fit, eating right, and improving overall well-being. The goal of the program is to improve Club members' knowledge of healthy habits; increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
WQR without water testing results
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Information Not Available, Florida (Jun-10)


Label 2:
  • Virgin American flight from Dulles to LAX, Sterling, VA (Mar-10)


Label 3:
  • Stop & Shop, Clinton, CT (Jun-10)


Label 4:
  • Information Not Available, Berkeley, CA (Jun-10)

Official website:www.enjoyaquarius.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 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 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 5.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 6.5 / 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 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 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 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 5.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 6.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 3: 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 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 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 5.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 6.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 4: 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 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 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 5.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 6.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic 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

C