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

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

Eden Springs Artesian Water
Grade: F
sold by Eden Foods, Inc.
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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
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California
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F

2009 summary

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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Artesian Well, Crawford Co., Michigan"
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 more information regarding water quality, contact Eden Foods at 800-248-0320 or [email protected]"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelBottled at the source. Eden Water is bottled at the source in the AuSable State Forest of central Northern Michigan. Awarded for its "Exceptional appearance and great taste." Very low mineral content, alkaline pH 7.9. Bottled by: Avita Artesian Water, LLC.

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):
  • Berkeley Natural Grocery, Berkeley, CA (14-May-10)
Official website:www.edenfoods.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 2.2 / 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? -0.5 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 1.7 / 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 email or phone as stated on the label
Final Grade

F