(Santa Ana, CA) June 8, 2021 — The city of Santa Ana today announced that it has earned the coveted honor of producing the best tasting and highest quality tap water in the United States. Southern California. Santa Anna won this award in the “Best Municipal Water” category at the 31st Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. Held annually, the contest is the largest and most prestigious in the world, featuring water supplied by 14 countries and 19 states.
“It’s amazing to win one of the best awards in our category in the country. Six awards in the last 10 years have set the high standards we set for tap water and serve our customers. It proves the dedication of certified specialists who are committed to doing so. “Ana.
More than 10 years after participating in the tournament, Santa Anna has won six awards, including the 2018 and 2014 gold medals and the 2012 and 2011 silver and bronze medals.
The long history of this award reflects Santa Anna’s commitment to ensuring a healthy, reliable and safe supply of drinking water to its population, which exceeds state and federal drinking water health standards requirements.
Santa Ana’s tap water comes primarily from the vast groundwater basins in the north and center of Orange County, and is the largest in Southern California that provides most of the water needed by the 2.5 million people in Orange County. There is one. The City of Santa Ana works closely with the Orange County Water District (OCWD), which manages the groundwater basin, to ensure that water is not only of high quality, but also a reliable and abundant source of water.
Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting
The Water Tasting Festival in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, was attended by more than 100 people and water professionals from the United States and abroad. Nine media judges spent hours tasting water supplied in 19 provinces, three provinces in Canada, and 14 foreign sources. Similar to wine tasting, judges need to have appearance (must be transparent), aroma (must be none), taste (must have a clean taste), and mouthfeel (must be light). ), Aftertaste (must remain thirsty), etc. Water was evaluated for each attribute. For many).
About Santa Ana City Public Works Agency
The City of Santa Ana Public Works Agency is responsible for the city’s infrastructure and quality of life, with professional staff consisting of four departments and more than 200 employees. This agency not only builds and maintains all public roads, storm drains, sewers, and water supply facilities, but also coordinates waste collection and recycling, road cleaning, public road landscaping, and graffiti removal. Enable the community to enjoy high quality drinking water through the institution’s water resources sector. It also uses state-of-the-art traffic management systems to work with neighborhood associations and developers to resolve speeding, parking, and traffic problems to help communities move more efficiently through the city.
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