Health & Safety

June 6, 2014

Water taste test tally

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More than 220 people participated in a water taste survey on Fort Irwin, March 30.

The taste test involved six water samples, including four from other High Desert city water systems and the Sparklets brand. Sparklets came out on top, with Fort Irwin in third; however, the installation’s water was second among city water systems. The results are as follows (lower scores are better):

  • Sparklets brand (695 points)
  • Hesperia (697pt)
  • Fort Irwin reverse osmosis (748pt)
  • Victorville (763pt)
  • Silver Lakes (781pt)
  • Barstow (793pt)

The results indicates what the public likes or dislikes in water quality and might be used in adjusting water quality at the new water plant (currently being built). The taste test allowed comparison of several cities’ water and showed that Fort Irwin’s water is not the worst. It actually is ok.




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