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

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

Ice Age Premium Glacier Water
Grade: D
sold by Ice Age Glacier Water
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California
(2 labels assessed)
D no
Colorado D n/a
Oregon D 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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D

LABEL 1
Ice Age Premium Glacier Water Label
Colorado, Oregon
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D

LABEL 2
Ice Age Premium Glacier Water Label
California
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D

LABEL 3
Ice Age Premium Glacier Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
"sourced from British Columbia's pristine, remote, and environmentally protected coastal glacial range, at Alpine Creek, Toba Inlet."
Website information: "Alpine Creek, Toba Inlet, British Columbia"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
"ice filtration"
Website information: None Listed
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 3:
Not Listed

Label 2:
"View and compare our complete water analysisÖon our website www.iceagewater.com"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [September 2003] water quality report. The report details a full range of test results for organic chemicals, volatile organic chemicals, inorganic minerals and metals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabels 1 & 3:
The gold standard of bottled water. Total dissolved solids: only 4 parts per million. An experience of tasting the difference and the incredible soft texture. Exceptional and unique characteristics not found in any other water. Genuine Glacier Water, a Canadian treasure. Our glacier water is authentic, micro structured by ice filtration from a time long ago. Scientifically documented to be absolutely the world's purest and softest water, ICE AGE Glacier Water has exceptional and unique characteristics not found in any other natural waters. Naturally, eco-friendly without affecting the agricultural water table. And self sustainable. Product of Canada.

Label 2:
The gold standard of bottled water. Total dissolved solids: only 4 parts per million. An experience of tasting the difference and the incredible soft texture. Exceptional and unique characteristics not found in any other water. Genuine Glacier Water, a Canadian treasure. Ice Age Genuine Glacier Water is authentic, micro structured by ice filtration from a time long ago. Scientifically documented to be absolutely the world's purest and softest water. Naturally, eco-friendly without disrupting nature's water table. Sustainably balanced. Ice Age is collected from the released glacial melt at the foot of the glacier- A Zero Water Footprint. Genuine Glacier Water. Genuinely Pure. Product of Canada.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
Report lists full SDWA contaminant list; Report includes complete documentation of all chemicals tested for; Report is an outdated analysis
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • New Seasons Market, Portland, OR (18-May-10)
  • Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Boulder, CO (9-Jun-10)


Label 2:
  • Information Not Available, Los Angeles, CA (Mar-10)
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)


Label 3:
  • Information Not Available, California (Jun-10)

Official website:www.iceagewater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 1.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 1.2 / 2.0 1.2 / 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 3.0 / 5.0 2.2 / 4.0 4.2 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 1.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 1.2 / 2.0 2.2 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.5 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 2.2 / 4.0 4.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: only provides one means of contacting the company for additional information on water quality; water quality report available via website as stated on the label
Final Grade

D


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 1.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 1.2 / 2.0 1.2 / 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 3.0 / 5.0 2.2 / 4.0 3.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about where to get additional water quality information
Final Grade

D