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

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

Archer Farms Natural Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by Target Brands, Inc
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Archer Farms Natural Spring Water Label
California
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F

2009 summary

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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Protected Springs in Foster, PA; Molleystown, PA; Tower City, PA; Black Creek, PA; Wayne, PA; West Penn, PA; Porter, PA; and/or Hardwick, NJ"
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For a report on water quality and information, contact Guest Services 1-800-316-6151 or target.com"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelBottled by: Niagara Bottling LLC, Ontario, CA, 91764. Distributed By Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Target, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
Official website:www.target.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 1.2 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 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 2.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 1.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label; however, water quality report was not available via website as stated on the label
Final Grade

F