Water tasting contest in W.Va. names winners

Water tasting contest in W.Va. names winners

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — This year's Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition produced some familiar winners.

Event organizers said late Saturday in a written statement that all but one of the six best tasting municipal waters had won at Berkeley Springs before.

Once again, tap water from Clearbrook, British Columbia, was deemed the best in the world. The top tap water in the U.S. came from Santa Ana, Calif.

The competition included more than 125 entries.

It took place just hours away from Charleston, where a Jan. 9 chemical spill tainted the tap water supply in nine counties.

The chemical spill fouled the air and tainted the faucets for 300,000 West Virginians last month with licorice-smelling water.

There was entry from Charleston. A panel discussion Friday brought attention to protecting municipal water supplies.