L.A. water wins national taste test

February 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The air might bring pollution complaints, but according to judges in an international competition in West Virginia, Los Angeles has the tastiest tap water in the country. More than 120 water sources competed in yesterday's 18th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting.

A panel of 10 journalists and food critics sampled sparkling, tap and bottled water from 19 states and other countries, including New Zealand, Romania, Macedonia and the Philippines.

The title of best municipal water was shared by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which serves Los Angeles, and the town of Clearbrook, British Columbia in Canada.