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

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

h2O Natural Spring Water
Grade: D
sold by Refreshing Ideas, LLC
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D no

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
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California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "Canada's Niagara Escarpment"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "Ozonated"
Website information: "Micron Filtered & Ozonated"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For more information and to obtain additional consumer information relating to water quality, including a bottled water report, contact Refreshing Ideas LLC at 1-888-650-2221, 954-607-4299 and [email protected]"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelSave the planet, one drink at a time. This package is made mainly of paper, a renewable, recyclable resource. Package benefits: Has no risk of chemical leaching; Printed with water based ink; Globally, over 22 billion recycled annually; Protects the product's purity.
Green claims/donationsWays to Save the Planet: One Bulb at a Time- If every household in the US replaced one regular light bulb with a compact florescent one, the pollution reduction would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road. One Bill At A Time: By some estimates, if every household in the US paid their bills online and received electronic statements instead of paper, we'd save 18.5 million trees, 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide and 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste. One flight at a time: By using an electronic ticket instead of a paper one, we'd save the airline industry $3 billion a year and huge amounts of paper in the process. One car at a time: If everyone in the US who washes their car themselves visited the car wash just once, we could save nearly 8.7 billion gallons of water.

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):
  • El Cerrito Natural Grocery, El Cerrito, CA (14-May-10)
  • Information Not Available, California (16-Sep-10)
Official website:www.onedrinkatatime.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.5 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.0 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.5 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 4.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: water quality report not available via phone as listed on the label
Final Grade

D