Salisbury has best-tasting water in Maryland

Salisbury’s water is … well … “good drinkin’.”

Mayor Jim Ireton announced last week that the city’s drinking water has been judged to be the best-tasting water in Maryland by the Maryland Rural Water Association.

Judges for the “Toasting the Tap” competition evaluated samples from around the state, grading each on taste, appearance, and odor. Salisbury’s winning sample was collected from the Paleo Water Treatment Plant on Scenic Drive.

Salisbury has 11 wells which draw from the shallow unconfined Coastal Plain aquifer.  The city’s water treatment process includes aeration, pre-chlorination, filtration, iron removal, disinfection, corrosion control, and fluoride addition.

Last year, Salisbury produced more than 2 billion gallons of drinkable, delicious water.

By winning at the state level, Salisbury is now qualified for the Great American Water Taste Test, to be held in Washington, D.C., in February of 2016.

This win marks the third time Salisbury has won Best Tasting Water in Maryland, having previously taken the trophy in both 2008 and 2009.

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