Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Tops of the Taps
Podunk of Hope BC beats out all contenders in water contest
Kristen Learned, Fleishman.ca
A panel of “aqualiers” judging and sampling water based on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste and overall impression at the BC Water and Waste Association’s third annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test, held at the BCWWA Conference this week in Whistler as part of BC Water Week (May 1 to 7).
n the third annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test, the District of Hope snatched the crowning title of the best tap water in BC and the Yukon. Hosted today in Whistler at BC Water & Waste Association’s (BCWWA) Annual Conference as part of BC Water Week (May 1 to 7), a panel of selected “aqualiers” sampled and evaluated water based on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste, and overall impression.
"Hope's water is legendary, probably one of
the few communities in Canada which pulls its water from a pristine aquifer
without any treatment at all," Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope,
told The Voice on Tuesday.
Kristen Learned, Fleishman.ca, also told The Voice on Tuesday that Chilliwack withdrew from the competition last week. We're endeavouring to find out why. No response from the City as of yet.
In the photo; from left to right: Brian Steglitz, Vice President of American Water Works Association; Samantha Rahn, Wine Director and Manager at Araxi Restaurant, Bar 2013 VIWF Sommelier of the Year; Ed McCormick, Immediate Past President of Water Environment Foundation; Colwyn Sunderland, President, Canadian Water & Wastewater Association.
For more information, please visit www.bcwwa.org/conference-receptions-activities.html#TWTT
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