Apr 11, 2022

BSU Honored with Best Tasting Drinking Water Award

Water samples were judged on taste, color, odor and clarity


BSU Honored with Best Tasting Drinking Water Award

Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. was named winner of the 2022 Region V Best Tasting Drinking Water Award by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association. The “Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest” is held annually throughout the state to recognize the role water utilities play in daily lives and to highlight the good quality water people can often take for granted. Water samples are judged on taste, color, odor and clarity. 

“On top of delivering safe and reliable water service to our members every day, our team works hard to ensure it tastes great as well” said John R. Jenkins, executive director of Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. “We’re very pleased to have their hard work recognized by the FSAWWA.”


BSU’s drinking water production starts with raw water from two sources. The Lower Tamiami Aquifer is a relatively shallow groundwater source that is treated through a lime softening process. The deeper water Upper Florida Aquifer is a source with higher salt content that is treated through a reverse-osmosis process. The water from the two processes is blended for optimum quality and taste.

Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. is a not-for-profit water and wastewater utility cooperative founded by local citizens in 1970. The member-owned utility provides service in the City of Bonita Springs, the Village of Estero and unincorporated South Lee County. The utility is recognized as an industry leader with awards from the American Water Works Association, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Water Environment Association.

For more information, visit the BSU website at www.BSU.us.