It has become news that just always comes around every August – the privately owned Clearbrook Waterworks District has once again the ‘Best Tap Water in the World’ honours again this year.
Congratulations to the Clearbrook Waterworks District (CWD) in Abbotsford, BC, on winning their 3rd Gold Medal for the best tasting municipal drinking water in the world at the 2014 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition.
On August 6, 2014 the CWD celebrated this award in conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commission their new pump station that has been 10 years in the making. Abbotsford mayor, Waterworks District board trustees and staff, local rate-payers and neighbours, and pump station consultants and manufacturers were all in attendance at the celebration.
CWD’s water system supplies and distributes about 1 billion litres annually or 2.9 million litres on a daily basis. The district’s tap water is pumped direct from a 100 sq. km. underground aquifer with no chlorine, fluoride or other chemicals added.
Improvements and programs implemented over the last ten years have been integral to good water system management practices. These include a metered water system, an ongoing pipe replacement and leak detection program, a rigorous fire hydrant maintenance schedule, and expansion of the water sampling station network for water quality monitoring twice a week.
Learn more about the Clearbrook Waterworks District.
Photos from BC Water & Waste Association
|Pictured at the CWD celebration on Aug 6, 2014 are, from left, Carlie Thauvette, Senior Manager of Member Services at the BCWWA and Dr. Carla Grunwald, CEO at the CWD.|