Santa Ana’s Tap Water Grabs Another Award


Earlier this year, we won the coveted honor of producing among the world’s best tasting and highest quality tap water. Santa Ana placed 4th in the “Best Municipal Water” category at the 30th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, the largest and longest running competition dedicated to preserving and protecting drinking water.  

Santa Ana claimed the gold medal in 2018 and 2014 as well as the silver and bronze medals in 2012 and 2011, respectively. This long history of awards reflects Santa Ana’s commitment to ensuring a healthy, reliable and safe drinking water supply for residents that exceeds the drinking water health standards requirement by both state and federal agencies. 

Santa Ana’s tap water comes primarily from the vast groundwater basin under northern and central Orange County, one of the largest in Southern California providing most of the water needs for 2.5 million people in Orange County. We work closely with the Orange County Water District (OCWD), which manages the groundwater basin, to ensure water is not only high in quality but a reliable and plentiful source.