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

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

Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water
Grade: C
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
Map of US showing California, Connecticut and New York
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California
(2 labels assessed)
D no*
Connecticut C n/a
New York C n/a


* At least one label assessed is out of compliance.
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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C

2009 summary

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D

LABEL 1
Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water Label
New York
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C

LABEL 2
Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water Label
Connecticut
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C

LABEL 3
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California
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D

LABEL 4
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California
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C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
"Panna Spring, Scarperia, Italy"
Website information: "sources are located 3,700 feet high in the serene Apennines Mountains of Tuscany"; "The sources, to the north of Florence, are… on the slopes of Mount Gazzaro in the town of Scarpenia"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
None Listed
Website information: "One-micron filters"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 4:
"For questions or a report on water quality and information contact 877-207-5982 or visit acquapanna.com"

Label 3:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [1st Quarter 2009] water quality report. The report details a full range of test results for volatile organic compounds, synthetic organic compounds, inorganic minerals, metals and radiologicals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabels 1 & 2:
Bottled at the source in Tuscany, Italy.

Label 3:
From the Tuscan Hills of Florence, Italy. Natural Reserve. Villa Panna. Bottled at the source in Tuscany, Italy. With its smooth, velvety taste, Acqua Panna is the ideal complement to the finest meals. Distributed in the USA by: Nestle Waters North America Inc. Greenwich, CT 06830. Questions? Comments? Call 877-207-5982.

Label 4:
Riserva Naturale Villa Panna. Bottled at the source in Tuscany, Italy. Distributed in the USA by: Nestle Waters North America Inc. Greenwich, CT 06830.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
Report lists full SDWA contaminant list; Report includes complete documentation of all chemicals tested for; Report represents the most current water quality data
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Jetro Cash & Carry, Brooklyn, NY (Mar-10)


Label 2:
  • Stop & Shop, Connecticut (Jun-10)


Label 3:
  • Lucky Supermarket, Belmont, CA (13-May-10)


Label 4:
  • BevMo, Redwood City, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:www.acquapanna.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 3.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 3.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 3.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
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


LABEL 4: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 3.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic 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