"Tap Notch" : Kelowna tap water named province's best

Dec 19 2017, 10:30 am

In the first ever “Best of the Best” tap water taste test competition held by the B.C. Water and Waste Association, Kelowna has taken home top honours.

According to Global News, drinking water suppliers from both B.C. and Yukon were invited to submit a sample of their drinking water to be judged by water taste professionals.

Water samples from 11 different communities were submitted to a panel of experts using criteria such as appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste and overall impression. After all was said and done, the big winner turned out to be the city of Kelowna.

Mike Gosselin, Kelowna’s Acting Utility Services Manager says the city uses UV radiation and chlorine to treat its water, but credits Okanagan Lake for giving them the the best water in Western Canada.

The B.C. Water and Waste Association is holding a Drinking Water Week campaign until May 10 to educate British Columbians about reducing their water consumption.

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