Victory tastes pretty sweet for Lethbridge. The City of Lethbridge has been declared this year’s winner of the “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test, conducted by the Western Canada Section of the American Water Works Association.
The taste test was held in October at the 68th annual Western Canada Water Conference and Exhibition in Calgary. The taste test involved blind tasting of water samples from eight municipalities across Alberta and Saskatchewan by three independent judges. Each water sample was rated from one to five on clarity, smell and taste.
“This is recognition for the efforts we make every day to provide the highest-quality drinking water for our community and our water customers in the surrounding region,” says Doug Kaupp, General Manager of Water, Wastewater and Stormwater for the City of Lethbridge.
Lethbridge’s water treatment plant processes an average of 53 million litres of drinking water per day to support a population of approximately 108,000. The first runner up was the City of Prince Albert, and second runner up was the City of Calgary.
Lethbridge will now go on to compete against utilities from across North America at the American Water Works Association “Best of the Best” Taste Test at their annual conference in Philadelphia in June 2017.