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Wyoming Water Among Best in World

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CLARK, WYOMING - Wyoming water is the second best in the world. That ranking is according to the judges with an international bottled water competition. As KULR 8's Penny Preston reports, the tasty aqua comes from the base of the Beartooths in Clark,

It's a quiet place is the home of bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and grizzly bears. Today, it is also home to Clark's newest industry: spring water bottling. Six people work in the back of what used to be an isolated home. They produce 7200 bottles of sparkling, or natural water daily. It comes from the peaks of the Beartooth Mountains above them.

"It's an interesting tasting water. There's something going on there without being overpowering or salty," says Emily Park, COO of American Summits Water.

One might think water is water is water. Not so according to Parker, the New York based bottler of Wyoming's Beartooth Springs water. Tasters at an international water competition ranked it second in the world.

"Waters from China, from Bosnia, from Australia, literally all over the world. Were delighted to receive the silver medal for our sparkling water."

Parker says the spring water was discovered online by a New York restauranteer, who "couldn't understand why all of our premium glass bottled water in this country was coming from thousands of miles overseas."

Philip Lajeunie found a small home bottled operation online. He came to check it out.

"The only words he used was 'breathtaking'. He was completely taken with it. He couldn't believe just how gorgeous this surrounding is."

So, a seven thousand gallon tank below the mountain spring continues to produce for the world, water from above a high basin desert in Northwest Wyoming.

Parker says the water is selling well in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago. She says it will debut soon in New York City.