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‘Best Tasting Water in California’ for 2015 goes to Squaw PSD

Staff report

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The California Rural Water Association awarded the Squaw Valley Public Service District with the honor of “Best Tasting Water in California” at its Annual Expo in April of this year.

According to a news release from the PSD, Squaw Valley was selected by a panel of judges who took a blind taste test and examination.

They judged each unlabeled sample from several entries across the state based on its clarity, bouquet and taste.

The flavor of water is affected by various factors, including the water’s source and the treatment it receives.

Squaw’s water comes primarily from the aquifer located in the western portion of the valley floor in Olympic Valley and consistently meets or exceeds California drinking water standards.

“The small amount of development in the watershed and extremely young age of the water contribute to its taste and quality,” SVPSD General Manager Mike Geary said in a statement.

According to the PSD, rwo years ago, Squaw Valley ski resort — which operates the Elevation 8200’ Water Company serving High Camp and Gold Coast — took top honors at the Annual Expo.

Visit calruralwater.org to learn more about the California Rural Water Association.

For more information on the water in Squaw Valley, a detailed Consumer Confidence Report is available online at svpsd.org.