St. Paris recognized for best water in America; third best in the world


A local village has the best-tasting water in the country.

St. Paris was recently recognized for having the best-tasting municipal water in America by the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Contest based in West Virginia.

The village also received a bronze award for having the third best-tasting water in the world in the municipal water category.

Water was taken from 100 countries across four continents to compete in the Academy Awards of water tasting.

For this event, there were nine judges who are trained to look at, sniff and taste each water under guidelines like those in wine tasting.

Water was rated for appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, and aftertaste.

According to St. Paris’s water and wastewater superintendent Ben Shuman, St. Paris provides just over 2,000 people with 250,000 gallons of water per day and 7 million gallons a month.