Wyoming crowns Best Tasting Drinking Water winner for 2012
Wyoming State Senator Bill Landen joined Casper City Councilman Paul Bertoglio, U.S. Senator John Barrasso’s Casper Field Representative Marci Schlup and K2TV Evening Anchor Lindsay Joy as finals judges today for the Best Tasting Drinking Water in Wyoming contest at the 21st annual Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems (WARWS) Technical Conference and Industry Trade Show. The conference was attended by another record crowd of nearly 600 Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators, elected officials and industry professionals who attended 3 ½ days of continuing education classes at the Parkway Plaza Hotel this week.
Each year across the country water systems compete at the state level judged on clarity, odor and taste. Winners of the state contests are invited to attend the National Great American Taste contest held each year during the National Water Rally in Washington, DC. Last year, the Town of Fort Laramie represented Wyoming at the national contest finishing in the top 10.
This year’s winner will represent Wyoming at the national contest in February, 2013. In addition to the invitation to compete, the winners will meet with Wyoming’s congressional delegation to discuss issues and challenges they face in providing quality drinking water for their community or water system.
This year’s finalists, chosen from 19 registered entries, were the Town of Chugwater; Town of Superior; Town of Bairoil; Town of Buffalo and Grand Targhee Resort.
This year’s winner is Grand Targhee Resort. This marks the second time in 5 years that Grand Targhee has taken home the crown.
The Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems is a non profit membership organization dedicated to assisting its membership with training and technical assistance to enable Wyoming’s rural water and wastewater systems to provide Quality on Tap.