West Palm Beach Water Ranks among Best Tasting in Florida
City Places Second in American Water Works Association Regional Competition
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (March 30, 2017)—The City of West Palm Beach tied for second in the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Best Tasting Water Competition – Region VI. 21 utilities in Palm Beach and Broward Counties competed. The water was judged using four subjective criteria: odor, taste, color, and clarity.
“We’re excited about this new distinction,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “We have a surface water plant that is unique in the region. From source water to treatment to delivery, all that combined provides a product that’s palatable to many people, and we’re proud of that.”
The AWWA Best Tasting Water Competition is held annually in each of its twelve regions. The regional winners are entered in a state competition. The state winners go on to the national competition. The Seminole Tribe won top honors in Region VI this year, and the City of West Palm Beach tied Plantation for second. West Palm Beach won the Region VI competition in 2015.
“West Palm Beach gets its water from the surface water found in the Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve,” said Poonam Kalkat, Director of Public Utilities for the City of West Palm Beach. “This surface water plant is key to our ability to deliver great tasting water to our customers.”
To learn more about the AWWA Best Tasting Water Competition, visit https://www.awwa.org/ .