FIGURE 7:
Selected Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) Bacteria Levels
in Bottled Water

Note that tests that found no HPC will not show up on log scale chart -- see Appendix A and Technical Report (print report only) for full results for each brand. See text and Appendix A for all results and caveats.
FIGURE 7: Selected Heterotrophic Plate Count Bacteria Levels in Bottled Water
                   Source: NRDC, 1997-1999