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Ohio town wins top US tap water prize

Thursday, March 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The small Ohio community of Montpelier has won the top prize for U.S. tap water at an international tasting contest.

Ohio towns took two of the top three prizes for Best Municipal Water on Saturday at the 27th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia. Emporia, Kansas, took second place, and Hamilton, Ohio finished third.

The judges awarded co-champions for top bottled water to Zaros Natural Water from the Greek island of Crete and an AlphaPure Springs Water of Ocala, Florida. There also was a tie for runner-up between Artesia of Crystal Falls, Michigan, and Canadian Gold Artesian Water of Marchand, Manitoba.

The sparkling water entry also had co-champions: Last year's winner, Tesanjski Kiseljak of Tesanj, Bosnia, tied with 2016's silver medalist Touch Sparkling Mineral Water of Marchand, Manitoba.

GP8 Oxygen Water of Toronto, Ontario, was voted best purified drinking water.