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

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

Athena Purified Water with Minerals Added
Grade: F
sold by DS Waters of America, Inc.
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
District of Columbia F n/a


n/a = not assessed

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Athena Purified Water with Minerals Added Label
District of Columbia
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "originates from local public water sources"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: "a state-of-the-art eight-step purification process that utilizes reverse osmosis and ozonation"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Not Listed
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: "Our company regularly tests for organic chemicals and inorganic chemicals that are regulated by the FDA. No contaminants were detected above FDA’s MCL (Maximum Contaminant Limits) in our testing for 2009. There have been no violations of any FDA Standard of Quality."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the label100% to find a cure. Produced for Athena Partners, Seattle, WA (206) 284-3620. We donate 100% of our profits to women's cancer research. Ingredients: Purified water with selected minerals (sodium bicarbonate, sodium sulfate) added for taste. Mineral amounts are not nutritionally significant.
Green claims/donationsWebsite: By choosing Athena, you are making a difference. With 100% of our profits donated to women's cancer research, every purchase brings us closer to a cure. A full 100% of the net profits from royalties received are donated to the cause.

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):
  • Organics-to-Go Catering, Washington, DC (Apr-10)
Official website:www.athenapartners.org

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 0.5 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.5 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 0.5 / 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 0.5 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 2.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F