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

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

Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by CG Roxane, LLC
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California
(2 labels assessed)
D yes
Connecticut F n/a
Idaho D n/a
New Hampshire F n/a
District of Columbia F 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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F

2009 summary

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D

LABEL 1
Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water Label
Connecticut
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F

LABEL 2
Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water Label
District of Columbia, New Hampshire
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F

LABEL 3
Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water Label
Idaho
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D

LABEL 4
Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water Label
California
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D

LABEL 5
Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"the CG Roxane Spring Source in CG Roxane, Moultonborough, New Hampshire 03254"

Label 2:
"the CG Roxane Source at the Mountains of Tennessee"

Labels 3 & 4:
"the CG Roxane Source at California Sierra Nevada Mountains"

Label 5:
"the CG Roxane Source near California's Mount Shasta"
Website information: Label 1: "Moultonborough, New Hampshire. This protected source is located on 5,200 acres in New Hampshire's Ossipee Mountains"; Label 2: "Benton, Tennessee. Our protected source is adjacent to the Cherokee National Forest, which is surrounded by the historic Blue Ridge Mountains."; Labels 3 & 4: "Olancha Peak. Our protected source is located below the slopes of Olancha Peak, whose summit lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California."; Label 5: "Mt. Shasta...Our protected source is located within California's Shasta Trinity National Forest."
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5:
None Listed
Website information: "ozonation and 0.1 micron filtration"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
Not Listed

Labels 3 & 4 & 5:
"For more information and to obtain additional consumer information relating to water quality, including a bottled water report, contact Crystal Geyser Roxane Water Co. at 1-800-4-GEYSER or by email at [email protected]"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabels 1 & 2 & 3:
Always bottled at the spring to ensure quality, taste and freshness. There is a difference. Comments? 1-800-4-GEYSER

Labels 4 & 5:
Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water. Always bottled at the spring to ensure quality, taste and freshness. There is a difference.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5:
No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Information Not Available, Connecticut (19-Mar-10)


Label 2:
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (Apr-10)
  • Market Basket, New Hampshire (Jun-10)


Label 3:
  • Fred Meyer, Boise, ID (20-Mar-10)


Label 4:
  • BevMo, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Information Not Available, Santa Clara, CA (26-May-10)
  • Information Not Available, California (May-10)


Label 5:
  • Information Not Available, Berkeley, CA (21-Mar-10)
  • Information Not Available, Salinas, CA (Apr-10)

Official website:www.crystalgeyserasw.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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 2.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 2: 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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 1.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 2.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 3: 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 3.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 4: 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 3.0 / 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

D


LABEL 5: 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 3.0 / 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

D