Greenwood wins bronze for water

Greenwood has placed in the medals again - winning bronze in the 2014 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting.

Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is held each February in West Virginia.

Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is held each February in West Virginia.

Greenwood finished on the podium at the 24th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia over the weekend.

In fact, two of the best tasting tap waters in the world are from British Columbia, with Clearwater taking their third gold medal and Greenwood taking bronze.

All but one of the six top rated municipal waters had won at Berkeley Springs before.

“The consistency in winners from year to year with different panels of judges validates the choices,” remarked perennial watermaster Arthur von Weisenberger. “It also speaks to the impressively high caliber of the waters entered.”

According to a media release prepared by event sponsor Travel Berkeley Springs, 10 media judges spent hours tasting and selecting from nearly 100 waters entered. For the first time in the contest’s history, an African water was entered. “Adding Tanzania gave us all five continents,” said Jeanne Mozier, an event founder.

The release explains that the 10 media judges included representatives from various regional and national media including television and online media.

“That places us in the medals four of the last five years,” said Greenwood Mayor Nipper Kettle, “proving yet again we are consistently producing the top water in the world with our aquifer.”

Greenwood won gold in 2012 and bronze in 2010 and 2013.

Berkeley Springs is the oldest and largest water tasting competition in the world.