Keene, New Hampshire has the Best Drinking Water, per contest


Hmm, is this a thing?  I thought water tasted like, well, water.  I must have a very unsophisticated palate because I am not picky about my water.  Since I hear that the Granite State Rural Water Association has selected Keene to have the best drinking water according to, I am intrigued.  Perhaps I need to stop by Keene and have a sample of their water.  I can tell you about the water in Rochester where I live. It is outstanding.


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This water contest is a big deal.  The winner of New Hampshire’s drinking water contest goes on to compete with waters from all over the United States to attempt to take home the title at the “Great American Water Taste Test” held in Washington, D.C. per the news outlet  It appears to me there is a sort of Miss America of water contest that I didn’t even know existed.  The water is judged by color, smell, and taste.  There are no playing favorites either, it is a blind taste test by the N.H. Department of Environmental Services.


Where Does Keene’s Water Come From?


You might be asking yourself where the best water in the state of New Hampshire comes from, I mean the source.  The Roxbury Road reservoirs on Roxbury Road and four groundwater wells.  Aaron Costa, who is the operations manager for Keene’s drinking water tells the, “I think it’s great to be recognized.  We’ve made a lot of process changes over the years to improve the water quality and we’re very happy with being recognized.”  So if you are down in Keene, make sure you drink the water. PS Stop buying bottled water it's a big scam.






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