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

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

Big Y Natural Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by Big Y Foods, Inc.
Map of US showing Connecticut
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
Connecticut
(2 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

LABEL 1
Big Y Natural Spring Water Label
Connecticut
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F

LABEL 2
Big Y Natural Spring Water Label
Connecticut
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
None Listed

Label 2:
"Miscoe Springs, Mendon, MA and/or Brentwood Springs, Brentwood, NH and/or Harvest Springs, Plympton, MA"
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Bottled at the source by Nirvana, Inc. One Nirvana Plaza, Forestport, NY 13338. Distributed by Big Y Foods, Inc. Springfield, MA 01104 www.bigy.com. We are so sure you will like our products that we guarantee satisfaction or we will promptly give you a refund. After all, your complete satisfaction is our No. 1 priority.

Label 2:
Bottled by: Miscoe Springs Mendon MA 01756. Distributed by Big Y Foods, Inc. Springfield, MA 01104. We are so sure you will like our products that we guarantee satisfaction or we will promptly give you a refund. After all, your complete satisfaction is our No. 1 priority. Comments? 1-888-289-6764

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):Labels 1 & 2:
  • Big Y World Class Market, Guilford, CT (Jun-10)

Official website:www.bigy.com

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 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 -1.0 / 1.0
Total 0.5 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 -0.3 / 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 1.5 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 1.7 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 -1.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 0.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F