Baltimore wins regional water taste test

Water from Ashburton and Montebello plants beats out D.C., Delaware samples

May 17, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Water samples from two treatment plants in Baltimore beat out samples from plants in Washington, D.C., and Delaware last week in an annual taste test, according to the city's Department of Public Works.

The "Water Taste Challenge" is held each year at the joint spring meeting of the Chesapeake Water Environmental Association and the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association.

This year's meeting was held May 11 at Six Flags America in Bowie.

Public works departments from Baltimore, Washington and Delaware competed in the taste competition.

Baltimore took first and second place in the surface, or reservoir, water category with samples from the Ashburton Treatment Plant on Druid Park Drive near Druid Hill Park and the Montebello Filtration Plant on Hillen Road near Morgan State University, respectively, according to a city public works news release.

Last year, a Baltimore sample took first place in the same category.

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