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

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

Iceland Spring Natural Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by Iceland Spring Holdings Ltd.
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no
District of Columbia 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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F

LABEL 1
Iceland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
California
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F

LABEL 2
Iceland Spring Natural Spring Water Label
District of Columbia
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Iceland Spring, 110 Reykjavik, Iceland"
Website information: "Iceland Spring's natural source is located in a naturally protected area in a nature reserve called "Heiðmörk" near Reykjavik"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Filtered over decades through basalt and lava"
Website information: "filtered through inerty layers of lava rock"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabels 1 & 2:
Iceland Spring is a pristine natural Icelandic spring water with a naturally high pH of 8.88 and absolutely no impurities. Filtered over decades through basalt and lava, the water is imported from Iceland, a remote island near the Arctic Circle. Bottled daily from a self-replenishing source, nothing is added or taken out. Icelanders live longer than any other nationality; we believe their secret to long life is their water. pHealthy. Delicious. Natural.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2:
No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • El Cerrito Natural Grocery, El Cerrito, CA (14-May-10)
  • El Cerrito Natural Grocery, El Cerrito, CA (15-Sep-10)


Label 2:
  • Whole Foods Market, Washington, DC (14-May-10)

Official website:www.icelandspring.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 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 3.0 / 5.0 1.0 / 4.0 2.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about where to get additional water quality information
Final Grade

F


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 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? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 1.0 / 4.0 3.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D