Rainwater to Compete in International Drinking Water Competition

Jan 28, 2011, 11:09 ET from American Rainwater Catchment System Association

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, February 26, more  than one hundred bottled waters from around the globe will compete at the award-winning Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Held in the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, it is the largest water tasting competition in the world. This year six of the entries will be bottled rainwater sponsored by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA - www.arcsa.org).

Richard's Rainwater, Oregon Rain, Texas Rain and Tasmanian Rain are all entered in the bottled water category, while SparkleTap and Rainwater Management Solutions are entering in the new purified water category.

Already available at health food stores and premier grocers, bottled rainwater is becoming recognized and accepted by consumers as a new "greener" alternative to traditional bottled waters. Bottled rain will soon be found in retail outlets nationwide.

The mission of ARCSA is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, nonpotable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. Rainwater is the original renewable source of water, is beautiful and tastes wonderful. The six rainwater competitors feel strongly that their entries will be among the winners.

SOURCE American Rainwater Catchment System Association