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

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

Famous Ramona Natural Mountain Spring Water
Grade: D
sold by Famous Ramona Water Inc.
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D yes

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Famous Ramona Natural Mountain Spring Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Palomar Mountain, CA"
Website information: "a source high in the Southern California Mountains"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "multiple stages of filtration [particulate filtration, carbon filtration and micron filtration], ozonation, the application of Ultraviolet light and other appropriate processing measures"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For a report on water quality and information contact: Famous Ramona, Inc.: PO Box 1195, Ramona, CA 92065 760-789-0174"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a water quality report that includes information on source water and water processing but it does not disclose the results of water testing: "Our product has been thoroughly tested in accordance with federal and California law. Our bottled water is a food product and can not be sold unless it meets the standards established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the California Department of Public Health."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLet us share with you a unique, naturally occurring water that has a superbly balanced natural mineral content. This pure mountain spring water comes from a protected source high in the California Mountains.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? WQR without water testing results
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • El Cerrito Natural Grocery, El Cerrito, CA (14-May-10)
Official website:no website identified by EWG

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 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 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 2.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 3.5 / 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

D