The John J Carroll Water Treatment Plant in Massachusetts recently was declared to have the best tasting public drinking water by the AWWA (American Water Works Association). Water is evaluated much like wine would be to see who has the best tasting water.
A the John J Carroll Water Treatment Plant the water is treated with ozone for disinfection and water quality, but not filtered. The aquifer the water is pulled from does a great job of filtration. This provides water quality from the tap water in the area served on par with bottled water.
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From: Metro Daily News
By Christian Yapor/Daily News Correspondent
Posted Jun. 16, 2015 at 8:41 PM
Tap water flowing in Framingham, Newton, Southborough, Waltham and Weston has been declared the best tasting public water in the country, according to a national water association.
To determine which area had the best tasting water, national water specialists from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) conducted blindfolded taste tests.
“It’s kind of like a wine tasting,” said Ria Convery, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA).
In the end, the MWRA water won the “Best of the Best” Tap Water Tasting Test. MWRA water originates from the Quabbin and Wachusett reservoirs in central Massachusetts and then flows via underground aqueducts to a filtration plant in Southborough.
The water filtration plant in Southborough delivers 200 million gallons of water to 51 communities, serving a total population of 2.5 million people – including people in Boston.
“The reservoir is designed for natural filtration,” said Convery. “We don’t filter, the source is well protected, and most of it is delivered by gravity.”
The John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant in Southborough started using ozone to clean the water in 2005 and added the use of ultraviolet light in 2014. Ozone gas is bubbled through the water and is used as a disinfectant. UV light is also used as a disinfectant and can inactivate chemically-resistant parasites such as giardia and cryptosporidium.
“We are not adding chemicals or taking them out,” said Convery. “We don’t fool around with it a lot.”
The water that comes from the treatment plant has met every state and federal drinking water standard, according to the MWRA.
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The water treatment plant provides great information on water quality and how the water is treated with ozone, uv and minimal chemicals.
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