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

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

Kroger Purified Drinking Water
Grade: F
sold by The Kroger Co.
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D no
District of Columbia F 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

2009 summary

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F

LABEL 1
Kroger Purified Drinking Water Label
District of Columbia
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F

LABEL 2
Kroger Purified Drinking Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Label 1:
"purified by reverse osmosis"

Label 2:
"Purified by advanced filtration, ozonation and reverse osmosis technologies"
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Label 1:
Not Listed

Label 2:
"For a report on water quality & information call 1-800-632-6900 or go to www.kroger.com."
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Distributed by The Kroger Co. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Quality is guaranteed. Questions or comments? 1-800-632-6900

Label 2:
Distributed by The Kroger Co. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Quality guaranteed.

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:
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (Apr-10)


Label 2:
  • Kroger, Santa Clara, CA (26-May-10)
  • Food Co (A Division of Kroger), Redwood City, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:no website identified by EWG

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 0.2 / 1.0 2.2 / 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 2.2 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 0.2 / 1.0 2.2 / 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 -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 3.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: water quality report not available via website as listed on the label
Final Grade

D