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

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

R Everyday Purified Water
Grade: C
Map of US showing Nevada
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
Nevada C n/a


n/a = not assessed

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
R Everyday Purified Water Label
Nevada
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C

2009 summary

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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "two (2) deep protected water wells and protected springs as sources for our process water." (This information is not specific to this brand or this product. It is a general statement about all the waters produced by this bottling plant.)
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "processed by ozonation, advanced filtration and reverse osmosis technologies"
Website information: "a multi- barrier approach which includes source protection and monitoring as well as the following in-process treatments which remove any potential chemical and/ or microbiological contaminants: reverse osmosis… micron filtration… ozone disinfection" (This information is not specific to this brand or this product. It is a general statement about all the waters produced by this bottling plant.)
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For more information and to obtain additional consumer information relating to water quality including a bottled water report, go to www.niagarawater.com or contact Niagara at (877) ITS-PURE"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a water quality report that is not specific to this brand. The report includes information on source water and water processing but it does not disclose the results of water testing: "We test for organic chemicals and inorganic chemicals as regulated by the FDA and the California Department of Public Health. No contaminants above MCL were detected in 2008. There have been no violations of any FDA Standards of Quality, we have not been required to test for any unregulated substances by the FDA or the State of California and no exemptions or variances have been granted by the California Department of Public Health."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelDistributed by Raley's 500 West Capitol Avenue West Sacramento, CA 95605. Bottled by Niagara Bottling, LLC, Ontario, CA 91764. 877-ITS-PURE

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? WQR without water testing results
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Rayles Grocery Store, Reno, NV (14-Feb-10)
Official website:www.niagarawater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 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 3.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C