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

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

Good Stuff by AMPM Purified Drinking Water
Grade: C
sold by BP America Inc.
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California C yes

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Good Stuff by AMPM Purified Drinking Water Label
California
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C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "two (2) deep protected water wells and protected springs as sources for our process water." (This information is not specific to this brand or this product. It is a general statement about all the waters produced by this bottling plant.)
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "filtered for purity through ozonation and reverse osmosis"
Website information: "a multi- barrier approach which includes source protection and monitoring as well as the following in-process treatments which remove any potential chemical and/ or microbiological contaminants: Reverse Osmosis… Micron Filtration… Ozone Disinfection" (This information is not specific to this brand or this product. It is a general statement about all the waters produced by this bottling plant.)
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For a report on water quality and information, call (877) ITS-PURE or visit www.niagarawater.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a water quality report that is not specific to this brand. The report includes information on source water and water processing but it does not disclose the results of water testing: "No contaminants above MCL were detected in 2008. There have been no violations of any FDA Standards of Quality, we have not been required to test for any unregulated substances by the FDA or the State of California and no exemptions or variances have been granted by the California Department of Public Health."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelPure & Refreshing. Produced exclusively for ampm, La Palma, CA 90623. Bottled by Niagara Bottling LLC, Ontario, CA 91764.

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):
  • AMPM, Albany, CA (14-May-10)
  • AMPM, Albany, CA (16-Sep-10)
Official website:www.niagarawater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced 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