UDC News

November 21, 2011


Bottle water taste test results

Washington, DC - On November 15, 2011, the UDC Sustainability Initiative and the Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored a blind taste of bottled spring water versus tap water from the Brita Hydration Stations on campus. Fifty four people took the blind taste, with a slight majority (52%) preferring the taste of the filtered tap water over the bottled spring water.
Participants also took a short quiz to gauge their knowledge of the bottled water industry, with the following results:

For more information about the benefits of tap water, visit the DC Water website at:


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