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

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

Mountain Valley Spring Water
Grade: C
sold by Mountain Valley Spring Company
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California C yes

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
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California
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C

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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Garland County, Arkansas"
Website information: "natural spring water source"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "filtered and ozone is added"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "We gladly provide additional consumer information relating to water quality at www.mountainvalleyspring.com 800.643.1501"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [March 2, 2010] water quality report. The report details a full range of test results for minerals, inorganic chemicals, volatile and semivolatile organic chemicals, pesticides, PCBs, synthetic organic chemicals and radiologicals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelConsider the source. Mountain Valley Spring Company; PO Box 1610; Hot Springs National Park, AR 71902

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? 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):
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
Official website:www.mountainvalleyspring.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 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 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 2.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.0 / 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