Erie wins the taste test at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA shindig in Keystone


From The Denver Post:

So who has the best tasting water in the Rocky Mountain region?

Why the town of Erie, of course.

The Boulder County community placed in the top spot at the annual water-tasting competition in Keystone on Tuesday, according to Aurora Water spokesman Greg Baker.

Coming home with the second-place ribbon was the Pueblo Board of Water Works. Denver Water finished third.

Some 11 municipalities competed for the title of best water in the region. The water is rating for taste, odor and appearance. Erie will now go onto the national “Best of the Best” taste test at the annual American Water Works Association conference in Boston in June.

From the City of Aurora via email:

Keystone, Colorado (September 10, 2013) – Who has the tastiest water in the Rocky Mountain states? According to the judges at a taste test at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works (RMSAWWA) annual conference in Keystone, Erie, Colorado has the best water in the region. 11 municipalities competed for the title of water in the region, taste, odor and appearance. The winner of this competition will represent the RMSAWWA at the national “Best of the Best” taste test at the AWWA Conference in Boston next June.

The winners of today’s competition were Town of Erie taking first place, the Pueblo Board of Water Works in second and Denver Water coming in third place. Accepting the award for the Erie Water Department was Jon Mays, Water & Wastewater Supervisor for the town of Erie.

Judging this event were Matt Renoux, with 9News in Denver, Lauren Glendenning, reporter with the Colorado Mountain News Media, Tyson Ingels, Lead Drinking Water Engineer with the Water Quality Control Division from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, John Alston, Vice-President for the American Water Works Association, and Jamie Eichenberger with the engineering firm of Brown and Caldwell.

The RMSAWWA is the regional section for the AWWA, which is the largest non-profit, science-based organization for drinking water professionals in the world. The RMSAWWA covers Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico and has over 2,200 members, representing water utilities, engineering consultants and water treatment specialty firms.

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