Need a good glass of tap water? St. Cloud's was named best-tasting in MN

Author:
Updated:
Original:

If you're looking for a good glass of tap water, head to St. Cloud.

Judges at this week's American Water Works Conference in Duluth voted St. Cloud's tap water the best-tasting in Minnesota, the St. Cloud Times reports.

How does a tap water tasting contest work?

First the water contestants were narrowed down to three: Bloomington, Duluth and St. Cloud.

Then, the Duluth News Tribune says four judges were served three room temperature glasses of each. Apparently that's how you get the purest taste.

And three of the four judges put St. Cloud's water – which comes from the Mississippi River – at the number one spot.

Jon Eaton, the AWWA vice president, told the Tribune that water tasting is different from wine or whiskey tastings in that judges aren't looking any notes or flavors.

“You’re looking for no taste,” he told the paper. “Any smells and tastes just shouldn’t be there.”

So no chlorine, metallic flavors or mustiness.

This isn't the first time St. Cloud's been recognized for its drinking water.

WJON says the city won a people's choice poll for best tap water at the State Fair, too.

And in 2011, the source says St. Cloud also won the statewide contest.

Next up, St. Cloud will compete in a national taste competition, representing Minnesota in June at the AWWA national convention in Philadelphia.

The Times says last year, Bloomington won both the state and national tap water contests.

Next Up

Flickr - mosquito skin - Jim STauffer

Mosquito levels remain low - but there's some bad news

Get ready to learn about Culex mosquitoes and West Nile Virus.

Dychaun Chew - South High School Facebook

Charges: Driver was going 55 mph, blew stop sign in crash that killed teen

High school sophomore Dychaun Lavonte Chew died after being hit.

Max Kepler

Twins' 8th-inning rally ruined in the 9th as bullpen woes resurface

The Twins scored five runs in the eighth before the bullpen unraveled in the ninth.

Flickr - 148th Fighter Wing - Pete Markham

Air National Guard: Don't be alarmed if you hear fighter jets

The 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth is doing some scheduled night flying.

Lauri Anne Deatherage

Charges: Man killed ex-wife because she got remarried

He sent videos explaining his decision to family members, charges state.

bicycle-557046_1280

Bicyclist killed in crash with truck near Rochester

The truck apparently collided with the bicyclist near an intersection.

section foreman house wayzata

Minnesota's 20 newest additions to the National Register of Historic Places

The state preservation review board will soon consider additional properties for the National Registry, including a steamboat.

jason beckman booking photo June 22 2021

Charges: Man who killed SCSU professor had knocked to ask for help

The suspect had gotten lost and crashed, and told investigators he'd been having delusions.

Thighstop - news release photo

Amid wing shortage, chicken chain launches new chicken thigh meal deals

Prices for chicken wings have skyrocketed over the past year.

life-731138_1280

Legislature approves $220K bill for swimming lessons, lifeguard training

The funding would help at-risk and low-income children learn to swim, as well as address lifeguard shortages.

Related

Need a good glass of tap water? St. Cloud's was named best-tasting in MN

St. Cloud's tap water was voted best-tasting in the state. Next, it will compete nationally.

International Falls wins 'Best in Glass' taste test

International Falls won the competition held by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Water Works Association in Duluth for the best-tasting drinking water in Minnesota. St. Cloud and East Grand Forks took second and third place.