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City Receives Top Recognition from the Atlantic Canadian Water and Wastewater Association


--Safe, Clean Drinking Water Project awarded Project of the Year--

Saint John’s Safe Clean Drinking Water Project has earned the title of 2018 Project of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding engineering or environmental projects in Atlantic Canada that demonstrate innovation and state-of-the-art technology in water or wastewater projects. It was presented to Saint John Water and its consultant, CBCL Limited, at the annual Atlantic Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) conference held this week in Sydney, N.S.

“It's another proud day for our project team and for Saint John,” says Mayor Don Darling. “This is a historic project with state-of-the-art infrastructure that will meet our drinking water needs for years to come.”

The $216.8-million Safe, Clean Drinking Water Project is the largest municipal project in the history of the Province.

--Saint John Well Water Ranks Among Top 5 in Atlantic Canada for Taste--

Results from the “Best of the Best Water Test” competition are in, ranking Saint John’s Harbourview well water in second place, with fifth place going to water from the South Bay Well Field, which services west side customers.

Each year, Atlantic Canadian municipalities are invited to submit a water sample for the competition held during the ACWWA annual conference. The water is judged on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste, and overall impression. Judges include executive chefs and professional brewers from across the region.

This year, there were 13 water entries from across Atlantic Canada in the competition.

“It is very gratifying to know that the quality of water we are delivering to Saint John Water customers is some of the best in Atlantic Canada,” says Brent McGovern, Commissioner of Saint John Water.

This is the second year in a row that water from the South Bay Wellfield has placed in the Top 5. It is also the first time Saint John Water has entered water from the Harbourview Wellfield into the competition.

For more information on the City’s Safe, Clean Drinking Water Project visit www.saintjohn.ca/drinkingwater

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