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Friday, February 29, 2008

Los Angeles Tap Water Judged Tastiest in the World, If You Can Believe It

Posted By on Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:00 AM

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I guess it shouldn't be a surprise that there's an annual International Water Tasting competition, but somehow it still is. Even more shocking: the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which serves Los Angeles, tied for first place with Clearbrook, British Columbia in the Municipal Water category. Together they bested over 120 other waters from places as far-flung as New Zealand, Macedonia and Romania. Other categories in the 18th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting include Non-Carbonated Bottled Water and People's Choice for Package Design. Check out all the winners, past and present, here. USA Today gives a nice breakdown of how the waters are judged:

"Judges based their rankings on taste, odor, mouth feel, aftertaste — and checked to make sure nothing was floating in the water."

Yes, I guess having floaters in your water could present a problem.

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