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

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

Publix Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by Publix Asset Management Company
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
Florida
(3 labels assessed)
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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D

LABEL 1
Publix Spring Water Label
Florida
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F

LABEL 2
Publix Spring Water Label
Florida
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F

LABEL 3
Publix Spring Water Label
Florida
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed

Label 3:
"Ginnie Spring, Gilchrist Cty., High Springs, FL"
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 3:
"microfiltered and ozonated"

Label 2:
"Filtered, ozonated"
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Distributed by Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, FL 33802

Label 2:
Manufactured and distributed by Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, FL 33802. For more information call 1-800-242-1227.

Label 3:
CCDA Waters, LLC, Atlanta, GA 30313. Bottled by CCDA Waters, LLC in High Springs, FL 32643. Distributed by Publix Super Markets, Inc.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Publix Supermarket, Boca Raton, FL (4/20/10)


Label 2:
  • Publix Supermarket, Venice, FL (Jun-10)


Label 3:
  • Publix Supermarket, LHP, FL (Feb-10)

Official website:no website identified by EWG

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.5 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 0.7 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.5 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 2.2 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.5 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 0.7 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.5 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 2.2 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 2.2 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 -0.5 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 3.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D