L.A. tap water wins 18th annual taste test
From the Associated Press
6:06 PM PST, February 24, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Their air might bring pollution complaints, but residents of Los Angeles drink the nation’s tastiest tap water, according to the judges of an international competition.
More than 120 water sources competed in the 18th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, held Saturday.
A panel of 10 journalists and food critics sampled sparkling, tap and bottled water from 19 states and other countries, including New Zealand, Romania, Macedonia and the Philippines.
The title of best municipal water was shared by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which serves Los Angeles, and the town of Clearbrook, British Columbia.
Los Angeles won a gold medal in 1998 and has been in the top five in four other competitions since then, according to the competition organizers.
“It means they give special care and attention to their water and how it is processed,” said event producer Jill Klein Rone.
when all my green friends told me that bottled water is bad for the environment because the plastic bottles fill landfills and the gasoline the trucks use to deliver those bottles, etc., i was all, looks like i will go back to beer.
but now it looks like i can kick it old school and just use the faucet or the garden hose again. thanks DWP!