City of Charlottetown wins AWWA’s Best of the Best Water Taste Test

The City of Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island in Canada won the Best of the Best Water Taste Test from the the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The City of Janesville in Janesville, Wisconsin, was named the winner of the People’s Choice Water Taste Test. The events, which were sponsored by Brown and Caldwell, included regional winners from water tasting competitions, were held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE24) in Anaheim, California, in June.

Second place in the Best of the Best Water Taste Test went to the New Jersey American Water in Camden, New Jersey, and third place went to Northeast Sammamish Sewer & Water District, Sammamish, Washington.

The Best of the Best Water Taste Test is determined by a panel of judges that included trained water flavor profilers, and the People’s Choice Taste Test is determined by conference attendees.

The present-day Charlottetown Water and Sewer Corporation was established in 1995 as a wholly owned entity of the City of Charlottetown. There are four wellfields and two booster stations with storage reservoirs providing water to 10,000 customers.

Other Best of the Best participants included: Birmingham Water in Birmingham, Alabama; Water and Sewer Utility, City of Santa Ana in Santa Ana, California; Harford County Government in Abingdon, Maryland; Berlin Water Control Commission in Berlin, Connecticut; Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority in Lecanto, Florida; City of Zephyrhills in Zephyrhills, Florida; Macon Water Authority in Macon, Georgia; Newton County Water Resources in Covington, Georgia; City of DeKalb Water Division in DeKalb, Illinois; Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District in West Jordan, Utah; City of Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; WaterOne in Lenexa, Kansas; Duck River Utility Commission in Tullahoma, Tennessee; Township of Marquette in Marquette, Michigan; Minneapolis Water in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Missouri American Water in Chesterfield, Missouri; Onondaga County Water Authority in Syracuse, New York; City of Fargo Water Treatment Plant in Fargo, North Dakota; Town of the Blue Mountains Drinking Water System in Town of the Blue Mountains, Ontario; Chester Water Authority in Chester, Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; Aurora Water in Aurora, Colorado; Greenville Water in Greenville, South Carolina; Lewis and Clark Rural Water System in Vermillion, South Dakota; City of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Dallas Water Utilities in Dallas, Texas; Prince William County Service Authority in Woodbridge, Virginia; and West Virginia American Water in Kearneysville, West Virginia.

ACE24 brought an estimated 11,000 water professionals to Anaheim and is the longest-running water conference in the world, having first convened in 1881. The event featured more than 440 expert presentations and an exposition featuring more than 450 exhibitors.


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