From The Sterling Journal-Advocate (Sara Waite):
Association, an organization that provides training and resources for small Colorado communities.
The city was one of seven entries in the organization’s water taste test and received first runner up.
Tuesday night, Sterling Mayor Dan Torres officially presented the award to the employees at the water treatment plant. He noted that the recognition comes from an outside agency that is unbiased. “To me that means more than anything else,” he said.
City Manager Don Saling also lauded the water division workers, saying the award “says something about the great quality of product that they produce.”
He added that those who complain about the taste of Sterling’s water likely live in homes with old pipes that affect the water quality. “I think they (the employees) do a great job,” he said.