Five judges in all took part in the 2013 American Water Works Association Water Tasting Competition in Copper Mountain. The judges sniffed, checked the clarity and tasted water samples from 16 cities in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
After more than an hour of drinking the water, judges turned in their results. This year Colorado swept the top three with Aurora taking third, Basalt second, and Silverthorne won out with the best-tasting water.
Mellissa Elliott with Denver Water says that means Silverthorne will move on to represent Colorado in a National contest.
"It's very subjective with the judges," Elliott said. "It kind of depends on what they are used to sampling, what they are used to drinking at home, and what their preferences are."
That National competition will be held in Denver next June. Denver Water took second in the nation last year. It will get to compete again because it gets an automatic entry in the national competition for being the host city.
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