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

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

Crystal Springs Natural Spring Water
Grade: C
sold by DS Waters of America, Inc., Atlanta, GA 30328
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
District of Columbia C n/a


n/a = not assessed

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Crystal Springs Natural Spring Water Label
District of Columbia
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C

2009 summary

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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Tablerock Spring, Morganton, NC 28655"
Website information: "DS Waters uses the following water sources for its drinking water products: springs, wells, artesian wells and treated municipal water." (This information is not specific to this brand or this product. It is a general statement about all the spring waters produced by this company. Also this statement is only available in the water quality report indicated for California residents)
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "filtered (one micron filter to remove microbiological particles) and treated with ultraviolet light and ozone as disinfection methods." (This information is not specific to this brand or this product. It is a general statement about all the spring waters produced by this company. Also this statement is only available in the water quality report indicated for California residents)
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For a report on bottled water quality and information call 1 (800) 682-0246 or visit www.crystal-springs.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides two versions of their water quality report, both of which are not specific to this brand. One version, produced specifically for California residents, includes information on water sources and processing steps, while the other version reflects the test results for a typical, undated analysis of the company's water. The report details a full range of test results for inorganic chemicals, secondary inorganics, volatile organic chemicals, semivolatile organic chemicals, synthetic organic chemicals and radiological contaminants.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelCrystal Springs comes from a pristine natural spring that was carefully selected for its purity, isolation, and distinct mineral personality. Naturally filtered by granite with a taste enriched by earth's balance of elements, refreshment this distinctive can only come from Crystal Springs Natural Spring Water. Enjoy the taste that has satisfied the most discriminating of water drinkers since 1921.

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 is an undated, typical analysis
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (08-Jun-10)
Official website:www.crystal-springs.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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 1.5 / 2.0 2.5 / 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 3.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C