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Kansas city's tap water No. 1 in W.Va. taste contest

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Emporia, Kan., has won the Best Tap Water prize at the 23rd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting.

It's the first time that Emporia has competed in the event, held in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

A panel of media judges awarded the top bottled water prize to Canadian Gold Artesian Water from Marchand, Manitoba, Canada.

Touch Sparkling Mineral Water, also from Marchand, and Celvik Dobri Kiseljack from Bosnia tied for first place in the sparkling waters competition.

Rain Fresh Oxygen Purified from Garland, Texas, took the top purified water prize.

Global water developer and policy expert Henry Hidell III received the water tasting's Lifetime Achievement Award.

 Berkeley Springs captured the only award for a West Virginia city, finishing fourth in the purified drinking water competition.


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