St. Henry earns best tap water in U.S. award

A panel of media judges says the tap water in Greenwood, British Columbia, is the best tasting municipal water in the world.

Greenwood won the top municipal water prize Saturday at the 22nd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

St. Henry, Ohio, won the best municipal water in the United States award.

The best bottled water prize went to Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water of Manitoba, Canada.

Esparanza of Tesanj, Bosnia, was the best sparkling water winner. MyCause Water of Mechanicsville, Md., won the best packaging award.

Claire Baie of Oak Creek, Wis., won the best purified drinking water award.

James M. Stevens received the event's first Lifetime Achievement Award.

The judges rated waters for appearance, aroma, taste, feel and aftertaste.