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

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

Evian Natural Spring Water
Grade: C
sold by Danone Group
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California C yes
New York C 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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C

2009 summary

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C

LABEL 1
Evian Natural Spring Water Label
New York
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C

LABEL 2
Evian Natural Spring Water Label
California
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C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Cachat Spring" "From the French Alps"
Website information: "Cachat Spring in the small town of Evian-les-Bains"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: "Greensand Filtration" (This statement is only available in the water quality report indicated for California residents)
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
"For inquires or a report on bottled water quality & information: phone: 1-800-633-3363 website: evian.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides two versions of their water quality report. Both a brand-specific and dated [February 22, 2010], however one version is produced specifically for California residents while the other is for non-California residents. The reports detail a full range of test results for physical quality, disinfection residual, radiologicals, inorganic chemicals and organic chemicals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 2:
Bottled by S.A.Evian Co., at Evian 74500 France. A company of the Danone Group.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2:
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:
  • CVS Pharmacy, Washington DC (2-May-10)
  • Walter Reade Theater, New York City, NY (15-Mar-10)


Label 2:
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Safeway, Berkeley, CA (30-Mar-10)

Official website:www.evian.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 3.0 / 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 3.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 4.0 6.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 3.0 / 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 3.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 4.0 6.5 / 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