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

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

Green Bottle Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by Totally Green, Inc.
Map of US showing DC
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
District of Columbia
(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
Green Bottle Spring Water Label
District of Columbia
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F

LABEL 2
Green Bottle Spring Water Label
District of Columbia
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"Grand Springs in Alton, VA"
Website information: "a source 600 feet beneath an organic farm near Alton, Virginia"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: None Listed
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Made with plants… not oil! This bottle is made from plants… not oil, and is industrially compostable. It is filled with premium spring water from Grand Springs in Alton, VA. The water that you are drinking has been voted the best bottled water in the world at the Berkeley Springs Water Competition. Coming from 600 feet below certified organic fields east of the Shenandoah Mountains, this premium spring water is the "best water in the world in the best bottle in the world."

Label 2:
Made with plants… not oil! This bottle is made from plants… not oil, and is industrially compostable. It is filled with pure spring water from Grand Springs in Alton, VA. "Capitol Water in a Green Bottle""

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):Label 1:
  • European Union Embassy Tour (English Embassy), Washington, DC (08-May-10)


Label 2:
  • US House of Representatives Cafeteria, Washington, DC (19-May-10)

Official website:www.greenbottlespringwater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 0.0 / 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 2.0 / 5.0 0.5 / 4.0 1.5 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 2.5 / 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 0.0 / 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 2.0 / 5.0 0.5 / 4.0 1.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F