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

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

Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water
Grade: D
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc. Greenwich, CT 06830
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
Florida
(4 labels assessed)
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

2009 summary

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D

LABEL 1
Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water Label
Florida
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D

LABEL 2
Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water Label
Florida
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D

LABEL 3
Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water Label
Florida
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D

LABEL 4
Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water Label
Florida
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"Crystal Springs, Pasco County, FL; Cypress Springs, Washington County, FL and/or Blue Springs, Madison County, FL"

Labels 2 & 3 & 4:
"Crystal Springs, Pasco County, FL; Cypress Springs, Washington County, FL; Blue Springs, Madison County, FL; and/or White Springs, Liberty County, FL"
Website information: "Crystal Springs, Pasco County, FL; Cypress Springs, Washington County, FL and/or Blue Springs, Madison County, FL."
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
None Listed
Website information: "Activated carbon filtration (municipal water only)… water softener… distillation… microfiltration… Ultraviolet light disinfection… Ozone disinfection"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
Not Listed
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:
Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-695-4446. The bottle that makes a difference. Our Eco-Shape bottle looks and feels different because it is purposely designed to be easy to hold and is made with an average of 30% less plastic to be easier on the environment. We can all make a difference- please recycle. Zephyrhills- a little natural does a lot of good.

Label 2:
Zephyrhills. Born Better. Only from carefully selected natural springs. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-695-4446. Smaller cap = Less plastic. Did you notice that this bottle has an Eco-Slim cap? This is part of our ongoing effort to reduce our impact on the environment. This bottle and cap contain an average of 20% less plastic than our original 0.5L Eco-Shape bottle and cap. Be Green. We can all make a difference. Please recycle.

Label 3:
Zephyrhills. A little natural does a lot of good. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-695-4446. Water down your calories: A typical 12 oz sugared beverage = 140+ calories. Water = 0 calories. Replacing just one sugared beverage a day with water can trim 50,000+ calories a year from your diet. Be Healthy. We can all make a difference. Please recycle.

Label 4:
Zephyrhills. A little natural does a lot of good. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-695-4446. Preserve Florida: We're committed to preserving natural springs. By building an education center in Zephyrhills, we're helping to teach people about the importance of protecting Florida's natural water resources. Be Green. We can all make a difference. Please recycle.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
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:
  • Publix Supermarket, Hollywood, FL (10-Jan-10)


Label 2:
  • Information Not Available, Florida (Jun-10)


Label 3:
  • Sam's Club, Pinellas Park, FL (Feb-10)


Label 4:
  • Costco, Florida (Jan-10)

Official website:www.zephyrhillswater.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 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
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 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 3: 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 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 4: 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 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 4.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D