SoCal entry wins best tap water in US at international tasting contest

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All photos from Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting website.

We were not  aware that this was going on, and we also wonder if Florida had an entry.  This seems a worthy institute but we back off slightly because they do promote bottled water and make no mention of its plastic pollution.

Equally absent is any reference to the world-wide problem of pollution, waste or scarcity (except for bullet number 2 below.)

From another part of their website we find the following:

WATER FACTOIDS

  • Water is everywhere, covering 3/4 of the planet’s surface.
  • 97% of the Earth’s water is salt water and over 2% is polluted or part of the ice cap, leaving less than 2% available for human use.
  • Water cleanses, comforts and heals.
  • An indispensable nutrient, it makes up most of human body weight.
  • 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  • A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the computer screen and/or on a printed page.
  • Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
  • 84% of Americans feel the pollution of water is a major problem.
  • United Nations’ International Decade for Action, Water for Life ~ Celebrated in Berkeley Springs February 24-27, 2011. 

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losangeles June 8, 2021

See the original article in the California News Times.

SoCal entry wins best tap water in US at international tasting contest

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia-The Water District of Southern California won the highest award for tap water in the United States at an international tasting contest.California’s entry was ranked in the top two of Saturday’s Best Municipal Waters at the 31st Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia.

Southern California’s Metropolitan Water District was number one, and Santa Ana, California was number two. These competitors ranked first in the category in 2008 and 2018, respectively.

Third was the Southwest Water Authority in Dickinson, North Dakota.

The highest award for bottled water was given to Urnom in Shizuoka Prefecture [Japan]. Eldorado Natural Springwater in Eldorado Springs, Colorado was second, and Jasa Springwater in Gorham, Ontario, Canada was third.

The judges ranked based on taste, smell, mouthfeel and aftertaste. Nine judges selected entries from 19 provinces, 3 Canadian provinces, and 14 other countries.

Rossarden, a town in Tasmania, Australia, has been named the best urban water in the world.

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