Home Improvement Fair water taste test results

Visitors to the City's recent Home Improvement Fair put Bloomington's water to the test in a head-to-head competition with bottled water. Whose water won the day? We're happy to say that it was Bloomington's!

Here are the full results.

Water Preference Total Percentage
Preferred Bloomington tap water 60 56%
Preferred bottled water 41 39%
Tasted no difference 5 5%

Best in glass: Statewide competition winner


The Best in Glass
The Best in Glass

As a result of being named 2015 champion in a statewide water taste test, Bloomington will be home to the traveling “Best in Glass” trophy, pictured left, for one year. 

Bloomington earned bragging rights at the 2015 Minnesota Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) Fall Conference held in Duluth. The City’s Public Works Department was awarded “Best in Glass” for the taste of its tap water after a blind taste test. Conference attendees sampled 13 different water entries and selected three by popular vote to move on to the second round of judging. A panel of tasting experts determined the winner out of the top three selections and the People’s Choice Award winner from the Minnesota State Fair.

The City has also earned the right to enter its water sample into the National AWWA Conference “Best in Glass” competition in the spring.