Independence Municipal Water Wins Silver Medal
March 11, 2013
Improving on its bronze medal award in 2012, the City of Independence Water was recently awarded the silver medal for having the second best municipal tap water in the world at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting contest.
Held in February in Berkeley Springs, WV, waters were rated for appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel and aftertaste. Eleven judges spent hours rating 82 waters from 21 states and 10 foreign countries. There were 32 municipal waters submitted from a dozen states, Canada, South Korea and Thailand. The annual event is the largest water-tasting competition in the world.
Water Department Director Dan Montgomery praised the staff who closely monitor the water system, and gives credit to an excellent water source. The 41 wells at the Courtney Bend Water Treatment Plan receive water from the Missouri River Alluvial Aquifer and the water at the tap meets or exceeds all federal and state quality regulations.
Independence and Eastern Jackson County residents are drinking one of the best waters in the world!