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BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va. —– The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, the world’s most prestigious, gave out awards Saturday to waters from three continents including Colorado’s Eldorado Springs, which won for best municipal water in the United States.

Ten media judges spent hours tasting and selecting from waters sourced in 18 states, seven Canadian provinces, and five foreign countries.

“There were waters from Macedonia, Greece, France and four from New Zealand,” said Jeanne Mozier, an event founder.

“The judges job is crucial and so is their training,” Mozier said. “We wanted to acknowledge this and developed the Certified Water Taster designation presenting all our judges with diplomas.”

The winners:

Best Municipal Water 2016
Clearbrook, Abbotsford, British Columbia (Best in the World)
Eldorado Springs (Best in U.S.)
Marysville, Victoria, Australia
Independence, Mo.
Santa Ana, Calif.
Mission Springs Water District, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.

Best Bottled Water 2016
Theoni Natural Mineral Water, Karditsa, Greece
Prairie Crystal Pure Spring Water, Marchand MB, Canada
Eau De Source 83 ppm, Village Blanchard, NB, Canada
Davia Organic Maple Sap Water, Saint-Quentin, NB, Canada
Antipodes, Whakatane, New Zealand

Best Sparkling – 2016
Tesanjski Kiseljak, Tesanj, Bosnia
Touch Sparkling Mineral Water, Marchand, MB, Canada
Celvick Dobri Kiseljak, Tesanj, Bosnia
Oro Luxury Water, Vizianius, Macedonia
Nakd Luxury Sparkling Water, Putaruru, New Zealand
Deluge Sparkling Natural Spring Water, Oro-Medonte, ON, Canada

Best Purified Drinking Water – 2016
Bar H2O, Richmond, MI
Divinia, Idaho Falls, ID
Hamilton On Tap, Hamilton, OH
Mountain Drop, Linthicum, MD bottling famous Berkeley Springs water.
Berkeley Springs Purified Water, Berkeley Springs, WV

Best Packaging — 2016
Nakd Luxury Artesian Water, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Antipodes, Whakatane, New Zealand
Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water, Middlebro, MB, Canada