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Is Your Bottled Water Worth It?
June 10, 2009

Is Your Bottled Water Worth It?: Find Your Water

Disclaimer: Drink plenty of water, but avoid bottled water when you can. It pollutes the environment and is often nothing more than tap water. When you must, choose brands with high scores (clear labeling) and advanced treatment.


pie chart
PRODUCT transparency GRADE
Nestle Pure Life Purified WaterScore: 0.5_1.5Score: 1_2Score: 2_1B
Ozarka Drinking WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 1_2Score: 2_0B
Penta Ultra-Purified WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0.5_2Score: 2_1B
Sam's Choice Purified Drinking Water with Flavor Enhancing MineralsScore: 1_0Score: 1_2Score: 2_1B
Dasani Purified WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_2Score: 1.7_1C
Glaceau Smart WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_2Score: 1.7_0C
Hinckley Springs Spring WaterScore: 0.2_0.5Score: 0_2Score: 1.7_1C
Walgreens Drinking WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_1C
Aquarius Spring! Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 1_2Score: 0_1 C
Arrowhead Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0.8_1.5Score: 1_0Score: 2_1 C
Fiji Natural Artesian WaterScore: 1_2Score: 1_0Score: 1.7_1 C
Ozarka Aquapod Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 1_0Score: 2_0 C
Ozarka Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.8_2Score: 1_0Score: 2_0 C
Refreshe Spring WaterScore: 0.5_1.5Score: 0.5_2Score: 0_1 C
Spring! Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 1_2Score: 0_0 C
Evian Natural Spring WaterScore: 1_2Score: 1_0Score: 2_1 C
Nursery Purified WaterScore: 0_1.5Score: 1_2Score: 1.7_1 C
365 Everyday Value Distilled WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_1D
Absopure Steam Distilled Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
Albertsons Distilled WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0D
Aquafina Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 1_2Score: 0.2_0D
Bonneau's Distilled Drinking WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0D
Camelot Purified WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0D
Culligan Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
Essentia Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_1D
Food Club Drinking WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0D
Fresh & Easy Pure Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_1D
Function Water Vapor Distilled WaterScore: 0_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
Great Value Drinking Water (I)Score: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0D
Hawaii Water Ultra-Pure Bottled WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 1_0Score: 1.7_0D
Hinckley Springs Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 1_2Score: 1.7_0D
Hy-Top Distilled WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 1.7_1D
Kirkland Signature Premium Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_1D
Le Bleu Premium Ultra Pure WaterScore: 0_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
Le Bleu Ultra Pure Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
Market Pantry Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_1D
Niagara Drinking WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
Niagara Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 0.5_2Score: 0_1D
Pocono Springs Distilled WaterScore: 0_1Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
R Everyday Purified WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
Refreshe Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_1D
Sparkletts Crystal-Fresh Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0.2_2Score: 1.7_1D
Sparkletts Distilled WaterScore: 0_0Score: 1_2Score: 1.7_0D
Stater Bros. Pure Water Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_1D
Station Casinos Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_0D
Sunny Select Premium Drinking WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_2Score: 0_0D
Trader Joe's Electrolyte Enhanced WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_1D
Wissahickon Steam Distilled WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_0D
365 Everyday Value Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_1 D
Acme Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_1.5Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Albertsons Drinking WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Break Escapes Natural Spring Water (I)Score: 0.2_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Clover Valley Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 1_0Score: 0_1 D
Deer Park Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.8_1.5Score: 1_0Score: 2_0 D
Eden Springs Artesian WaterScore: 1_2Score: 1_0Score: 0_0 D
Giant Acadia Filtered Drinking WaterScore: 0_2Score: 1_2Score: 0_0 D
Glacier Mist Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Great Value Drinking Water (II)Score: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Great Value Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
H2Om Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 1_2Score: 0.4_0 D
Holiday Pantry Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Ice Mountain Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.8_1.5Score: 1_0Score: 2_0 D
Iceland Spring Natural Icelandic Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 1_0Score: 0_0 D
Mountain Valley Spring WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 0_2Score: 1.7_0 D
Northwest! Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Poland Spring Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.8_1.5Score: 1_0Score: 2_0 D
Publix Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Pure American Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Springtime Artesian WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 1_2Score: 0_0 D
Vasa Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Walgreens Spring WaterScore: 0_1.5Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Winn Dixie Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 D
Zephyrhills Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.8_1.5Score: 1_0Score: 2_0 D
Acqua Panna Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 0_0Score: 2_0 D
Beech Nut Spring Water with Added FluorideScore: 0.2_2Score: 1_2Score: 0_0 D
Contrex Natural Mineral WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 0.5_0Score: 2_0 D
Crystal Springs Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 0_0Score: 1.7_0 D
Kentwood Springs Artesian WaterScore: 1_2Score: 0_0Score: 1.7_0 D
365 Everyday Value Electrolyte Enhanced WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
American Fare Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Artesian Blue Distilled WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Athena Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 1_0.5Score: 0_0F
Best Choice Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Crystal Ridge Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
CVS Gold Emblem Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Deja Blue Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0.2_2Score: 0_0F
Food Lion Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Frys Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Glenwood Inglewood Spring WaterScore: 0.5_0.5Score: 1_0Score: 0_0F
Hawaiian Isles Purified WaterScore: 1_0Score: 1_0.5Score: 0_0F
Hill Country Fare Mineralized Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Kirkland Signature Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Kroger Distilled WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Kroger Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Meijer Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Mountain Dairy Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Ralphs Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Roundys Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Sequana Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Simply H2O by Berkley & Jensen Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Sunnyside Farms Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Walnut Grove Market Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Winn Dixie Purified WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Wynn Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0F
Break Escapes Natural Spring Water (II)Score: 0.2_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Classic Selection Spring waterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Clear Mist Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Crystal Lake Premium Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Enon Springs Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Giant Acadia Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.2_1Score: 1_0Score: 0_0 F
Montana's Treasure Pure Artesian Drinking WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Mountain Dairy Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Naturally Preferred Pure Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Publix Purified WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Shop&Stop Acadia Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
The Salad Bowl Pure Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Whole Foods Market Italian Still Mineral WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Absopure Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.2_0.5Score: 0_1Score: 0_0 F
Albertsons Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Albertsons Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_0.5Score: 0_0 F
America's Choice Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
American Falls Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0.2_0.5Score: 0_0 F
Aquadeco Premium Spring WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 0_0Score: 0.9_0 F
Aquamantra Natural Spring Water (I Am Lucky)Score: 0.5_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Archer Farms Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Artesian Blue Pure and Natural WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Blue Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0.2_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0.9_0 F
Busch's Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Calistoga Premium WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 0_0Score: 2_0 F
Chemung Spring Water Co. Bottled WaterScore: 1_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Chippewa Spring WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 1_0Score: 0_0 F
Commerce Casino Complimentary Purified Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_0.5Score: 0_0 F
Crystal Cascade Pure Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
CVS Gold Emblem Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Earth Fare Pure Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Earth2O 100% Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Ethos Water Natural Spring WaterScore: 1_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Evamor Alkaline Artesian Water BeverageScore: 0.5_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Food Club Natural Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Fox Ledge Naturally Pure Spring WaterScore: 0.5_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Frontenac Crystal Springs Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Gaudianello Sparkling Natural Mineral WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Gelson's Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Gerolsteiner Natural Mineral WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 0_0Score: 0.4_0 F
Giant Eagle Purified WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0.2_0.5Score: 0_0 F
Give (Hope/Life/Strength/Love) Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.2_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Hannaford Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_1.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Henniez Eau Mineral NaturelleScore: 0.5_1Score: 0.5_1Score: 0_0 F
Henry's Farmers Market Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Hiland Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.2_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Isbre Norwegian Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Kirkland Signature Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Klarbrunn Pure Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_2Score: 0.4_0 F
Macy's Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Mayer Bros. Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Meijer Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Member's Mark Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
New Zealand Eternal Artesian Water- Silica RichScore: 1_0.5Score: 0.5_0Score: 0_0 F
Noah's California Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Patriot's Choice Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral WaterScore: 0.5_0Score: 1_0Score: 2_0 F
Pocono Springs Pure Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Roxane Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 0_0Score: 2_0 F
Shoprite Naturally Pure Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
South Fork Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_2Score: 0_0 F
Southern Home Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Spring Reflections Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Springfield Drinking WaterScore: 0_0Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Super Chill H2O Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Super Chill Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Swiss Premium Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Talawanda Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 1.7_0 F
Tim Hortons Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Trader Joe's Mountain Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Trader Joe's Pure New Zealand Artesian WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_1 F
Ty Nant Spring Water- StillScore: 1_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0.4_0 F
Valley Springs 100% Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Volvic Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.5_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_1 F
Voss Artesian WaterScore: 0.5_1Score: 0.5_0Score: 0_0 F
Wawa Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_1Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Wegmans Spring WaterScore: 0.2_0.5Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Wild Oats Natural Spring WaterScore: 0.2_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Wilson Farms Natural Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F
Winn Dixie Spring WaterScore: 0_2Score: 0_0Score: 0_0 F