International water competition has a thirst for Keremeos water

Keremeos municipal water ranked fifth in international competition

A couple of the regions’ communities’  water samples fared  very well at the 23rd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting event, held recently in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

Billed as the largest water tasting competition in the world, over 100 municipal water samples from all over the world were sampled and rated.

A Keremeos water sample was ranked fifth best in this year’s tastings.Greenwood’s water sample rated, rated first overall last year, ranked third this year in the municipal samples entry.

Water from Emporia, Kansas, took first place honours this year.

It appears that it doesn’t pay to tamper with the municipal water supply, according to Jill Klein Rone, event staff producer for the event.

“Greenwood, B.C.  won best municipal last year,” she commented, “They decided then to bottle their water and this is the result. Second place.”

Waters were rated for appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel and aftertaste.




2013 Municipal Water Award Winners

Best in the World – Emporia, KS.

Silver-Independence, MO

Bronze- Greenwood, B.C.

4th – tie- Clearbrook, B.C., and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

5th – Keremeos, B.C.




Greenwood, B.C. also placed second in the purified drinking  water category.