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August 04, 2014

How well do you know your DC tap water? Can you tell the difference between tap and bottled water? Here’s your chance to find out. Beginning in August, DC Water will host blind taste test challenges across the District. These Water Wednesday taste challenges are designed to engage customers about the city’s drinking water and educate them about the benefits of drinking tap water.

This is the fourth year DC Water has hosted the taste test challenges and the previous results have consistently shown a majority of participants prefer the taste of tap water to bottled water or cannot taste the difference.

WHO: DC Water’s Outreach Team, Wendy/Wendell the Water Drop(DC Water’s Mascots)

WHAT: Water Wednesday Taste Test Challenges. Participants will taste samples of bottled and tap water to determine which sample tastes better. The 100th participant will receive a prize and take a photo with the Water Drop.

WHEN: Every Wednesday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, beginning August 6 through September 24, 2014

WHERE: Ward 1 – August 6 (rain date: August 7)
Columbia Heights Metro Station, 3030 14th Street, NW

Ward 2 – August 13 (rain date: August 14)
Dupont Circle Metro Station, 1525 20th Street, NW

Ward 3 – August 20 (rain date: August 21)
Tenleytown Metro Station, 4530 40th Street, NW

Ward 4 – August 27 (rain date: August 28)
Petworth Metro Station, 3700 Georgia Avenue, NW

Ward 5 – September 3 (rain date: September 4)
2350 Washington Place, NE (near Carolina Kitchen)

Ward 6 – September 10 (rain date: September 11)
Safeway, 1100 4th Street, SW

Ward 7 – September 17 (rain date: September 18)
2300 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue (at L’Enfant Square), SE

Ward 8 – September 24 (rain date: September 25)
Ward 8 Constituent Services Building, 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE