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

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

Calistoga Sparkling Mineral Water
Grade: C
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California C yes

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Calistoga Sparkling Mineral Water Label
California
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C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "California's Napa Valley"
Website information: "a geothermic aquifer below the town of Calistoga, CA"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "One-micron filters… Three step advanced filtration...two-stage advanced micro-filters… Ultraviolet Light/Ozone Disinfection"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For general questions or for a report on water quality and information, please contact 1-800-365-4446 or go to calistogawater.com."
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [1st- 3rd 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 labelBottled at the source. Things are different around here. A bit slower. A little quieter. More natural. Most folks recognize it as soon as they visit our town, tucked into California's Napa Valley. They say things like, "Must be something about the water." They may be right. There is something about the water, something good. Something you can taste in every bottle. We've been bottling our mineral water at its source since 1924. We know we like it. We think you'll like it too.

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):
  • The Junket Delicatessen, El Cerrito, CA (14-May-10)
Official website:calistogawater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 3.8 / 4.0 5.3 / 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