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

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

Hawaiian Springs Young Natural Artesian Water
Grade: F
sold by Hawaiian Springs, LLC
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
Hawaiian Springs Young Natural Artesian Water Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "the Kea'au aquifer" "Big Island of Hawaii"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "Lava filtered"
Website information: "Volcanic filtration"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelWe proudly help fund efforts to save Hawaii's native species like the Ko'oloa 'ula, our endangered flowering maple. Our water is bottled at the source only weeks after falling as rain on Mauna Loa. Experts say it's one of the best waters in the world. It's purity and alkaline pH give it a soft taste with a hint of sweetness and it is sustainable thanks to almost 150 inches of annual rainfall. Enjoy a natural miracle. Mahalo. Hawaiian Springs, LLC. Kea'au, HI 96749. Bottled at Source.

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):
  • Information Not Available, California (Jun-10)
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Mollie Stone's Market, Palo Alto, CA (15-Sep-10)
Official website:www.HawaiianSpring.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.5 / 2.0 1.0 / 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 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 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 1.5 / 4.0 1.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about how to get a water quality report
Final Grade

F