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The Portland Water Bureau entered this year's NW Oregon sub-section of the America Water Works Association (AWWA) Best Tasting Water Competition at the March meeting in Salem. There were ten regional competitors for best tasting water: City of Salem, Oak Lodge Water District, City of Forest Grove, McMinnville Water and Light, Veolia Water Wilsonville, Rivergrove Water, Hillsboro - Cherry Grove, Joint Water Commission, and City of Lake Oswego. Portland came out as the best of the best.
The water samples were tasted for three different criteria: scent, flavor, and aftertaste. A score of 1 to 10 is given to the samples. Three (3) judges scored those samples, and the total from all judges is scored. A perfect score would be 90 points. The Portland Water Bureau received a total score of 78 out of 90.
The next step is to take our best to the Pacific NW section of the AWWA annual meeting in Yakima. This conference will be held May 2-4 with the best tasting water taste test to be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 2nd. Wish us the best…
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