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

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

(Walgreens) Drinking Water
Grade: F
sold by Walgreen Co.
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
(Walgreens) Drinking Water Label
California
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F

2009 summary

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C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Roseville, CA Municipal Water Supply"
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "Questions or comments: For a report on water quality and information please call (800) 334-1064."
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelDistributed by: Walgreen Co., 200 Wilmont Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015-4616. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Contains purified drinking water with specially selected minerals in nutritionally insignificant amounts added for taste (sodium bicarbonate and sodium sulfate). Bottled by: California Bottling Co. 8250 Industrial Ave., Roseville, CA 95678.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Walgreens, San Carlos, CA (13-May-10)
  • Walgreens, San Carlos, CA (15-Sep-10)
Official website:www.walgreens.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 1.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.5 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 0.0 / 4.0 1.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: only provides one means of contacting the company for additional information on water quality; water quality report was available through that contact
Final Grade

F