BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (WFFT) — Fort Wayne's tap water was named the 4th best tasting water in the United States during an international competition this week.
The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting awarded winners in different categories from four continents, 14 countries and nine states.
Nine media judges spent hours tasting the water.
Fort Wayne City Utilities was selected as the fourth best tasting water at the Berkley Springs International Water Tasting, this past weekend. City Utilities' fourth-place finish was in the municipal water category. pic.twitter.com/mr3WgeO4mk
— Riverfront Fort Wayne (@RiverfrontFW) June 8, 2021
Rossarden in Tasmania won Best Municipal Water in the World.
In the U.S., the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California got the gold, Santa Ana in California got the silver, Dickinson, North Dakota received the bronze and Fort Wayne finished fourth.
Other categories and winners were:
Best Bottled Water
1st – Ulunom, Shizuoka, Japan
2nd – Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Eldorado Springs, CO
3rd – Jasa Spring Water, Gorham, ON, Canada
4th – Samaria Natural Spring Water, Crete, Greece
5th – Grand Springs Spring Water, Alton, VA
1st – Fleck Sparkling Mineral Water, Gibbston, New Zealand
2nd – Samaria Sparkling Water, Chania, Crete, Greece
3rd – Mount Pure Sparkling Water, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies
4th – Tesanjski Kiseljak, Tesanj, Bosnia & Herzegowina
5th tie – Mountain Valley Sparkling Spring Water, Hot Springs, AR
5th tie – Castle Rock Sparkling Glacial Water, Shasta Springs, CA
Best Purified Drinking Water
1st – Ophora Hyper-Oxygenated Water, Santa Barbara, CA
2nd – Waterfy Me – Gaithersburg, MD
3rd – Lesage Natural, Lesage, WV
People’s Choice– 2021–Best Packaging
1st – Kariba Premium Spring Water, Milton, ON, Canada
2nd – Svalbaroi Polar Iceberg Water, Longyearbyen, Norway
3rd – Hawaiian Springs Natural Artesian Water, Kea’au, HI
4th – Fleck Sparkling Mineral Water, Gibbston, New Zealand
5th – Vibrant WTR, Hamilton, OH