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

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

New Zealand Eternal Artesian Water
Grade: F
sold by Eternal New Zealand
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F yes
Colorado 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
New Zealand Eternal Artesian Water Label
Colorado
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F

LABEL 2
New Zealand Eternal Artesian Water  Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
None Listed

Label 2:
"Bottled at Source: Eternal NZ Ltd, 6941 SH2, Paeroa, New Zealand"
Website information: "Sourced from an aquifer at the foot of the Kaimanawa Ranges 680 feet below the Hauraki Plains in the centre of New Zealand's North Island"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: "Natural filtration"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Label 1:
Not Listed

Label 2:
"For water quality information and a bottled water report contact: 1-877-854-5494 or [email protected]"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Eternal Artesian water begins its journey high up in the remote native forests of New Zealand's Kaimanawa Ranges. Its voyage takes it through layers of volcanic rock and sandstone to a vast aquifer where it has collected for millennia. It arrived in this bottle as nature intended- eternally pure. Bottled at the source for: Mead International Ltd. By: Paeroa Bottling Ltd, 6941 Puke Road, Paeroa, New Zealand. (07) 862-8036

Label 2:
Eternally Balanced. In today's hectic lifestyle people are consuming more convenient but highly acidic food and drinks. Acidic foods and stress lower our body's pH into an acidic state causing a weakened immune system, decreased energy, and a vulnerability to illness. Optimum health starts with the correct acid-alkaline balance in our bodies. Eternal Artesian Water is high in bicarbonates and has a natural pH of 8.0 making it the perfect alkaline water to help balance your body's pH.

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:
  • Wild Oats Market Place, Boulder, CO (09-Jun-10)


Label 2:
  • Information Not Available, Santa Rosa, CA (Jan-10)
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)

Official website:www.eternalwater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.5 / 2.0 1.0 / 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 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 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 0.5 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 1.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 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? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 2.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
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

F