Thursday, May 25, 2017 



En Garde

Cities looking for a feather in their cap at the 4th Annual Top Tap Water Taste Test May 30

Kirsten Learned, Fleishman/Voice file photo


Aqulaliers judge the water submitted from around BC and the Yukon last year in Whistler. Below, a glass of water at Chilliwack City Hall.


ast year, Hope  BC got the top honours in the Tap Water Taste Test contest held in Whistler. This year their going for a repeat in Victoria on Tuesday.

The fourth annual event consists of a panel of selected "aqualiers" who'll be sampling and judging water at the BC Water and Waste Associations' Annual Conference, a water and wastewater industry event with over 1,200 professionals from BC and the Yukon. The aqualiers will evaluate the water based on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste, and overall impression.

What: Fourth Annual "Best of the Best" Tap Water
When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time: 9:30 am sharp - judging begins
Where: Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St.


Robert Haller, Executive Director, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association
Jon Eaton, Vice-President, American Water Works Association
Rick Warner, President, Water Environment Federation
Kim Pullen, Owner, Church & State Wines


Big White Water Utility
Capital Regional District (Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands)
City of Penticton
City of Port Alberni
Clearbrook Waterworks District
District of Hope (East Kawkawa Lake)
District of Hope (Silver Creek)
District of Hope (Town)
District of Squamish
SunDorn Estates
Village of Zeballos

*Last minute entrants expected.

For more information, visit the BC Water &Waste here.


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