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

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

Give GIVE Life [to children in need] Natural Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by PurBlu Beverages
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no
District of Columbia F 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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F

LABEL 1
GIVE Life [to children in need] Natural Spring Water Label
District of Columbia
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F

LABEL 2
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California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"East Source: Alpine Springs, Livingston Manor, NY. West Source: Sierra Mountain Springs, Baxter, CA"
Website information: None Listed
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: None Listed
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabels 1 & 2:
On a mission. Drink give. Do good. You just gave 10c to a local charity improving children's lives. Give Life is dedicated to our children - the innocent victims in our own communities that are often hit hardest by illness and poverty. Join us in giving these children tools to thrive and hope for a brighter tomorrow.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2:
No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Whole Foods Market, Washington, DC (14-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:drinkgive.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 1.7 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 0.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 1.7 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 -0.1 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with state california regulation: no information on label about where to get additional water quality information
Final Grade

F