Winthrop wins Maine’s water-taste competition

Posted Dec. 09, 2010, at 3:09 p.m.

FREEPORT, Maine — The central Maine town of Winthrop has been judged to have Maine’s best-tasting drinking water.

The Winthrop Utilities District and the Red House Farm Village Condo Association in Newry were judged to have the best water at the Maine Rural Water Association’s 24th annual drink water taste test, held Wednesday in Freeport.

The Winthrop utility won for best chlorinated water, while the condo association won for untreated water.

In a runoff between the two, Winthrop was named the winner. It will represent Maine in the Great American Water Taste Test in February in Washington.

For the contest, judges sampled water from more than 30 community water supplies for taste, clarity and aroma.

Visit Maineville for more on Winthrop’s winning water.

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