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

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

Gerolsteiner Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water
Grade: F
sold by The Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG
Map of US showing California
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
Gerolsteiner Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Gerolstein" "Germany"
Website information: "originating in the Volcanic Eifel"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "Filtered through the Volcanic Eifel's mighty layers of rock"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For more information and to obtain additional consumer information relating to water quality, including a consumer confidence report, contact Gerolsteiner at 1-800-777-0633 or [email protected]"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelSince 1888 the purity and rich mineral content of Gerolsteiner Mineral Water has come from deep within the volcanic rock that permeates the Eifel region of Southern Germany. Therein lies the Hamlet of Gerolstein. Also known as the "City of Springs", Gerolstein is home to the deep water reservoirs of exceptional quality that makes it one of the world's leading mineral water centers.

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):
  • Monterey Market, Berkeley, 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 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 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? -0.3 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 1.0 / 4.0 1.8 / 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 as stated on the label
Final Grade

F