Best Tasting Water – 2014 winner

Leeds Water Works Board Wins Their Second Best Tasting Water Award

During the Annual Conference of the Alabama/Mississippi Section of the American Water Works Association (AL/MS Section of AWWA) at the Grand Resort in Point Clear, Alabama, the Leeds Water Works Board was awarded the title of “Best Tasting Drinking Water” from the Section. It was the second time that the utility has won the award since the competition began five years ago. They competed against other public water supply systems from the two states of Alabama and Mississippi.

Bill Morris, of the Leeds Water Works Board, accepted the award during the Annual Sponsor Luncheon on October 14, 2014 from Chairman David Stejskal and YP co-chairs LaQuoyah McDaniel and Chris Bryson.

The competition was sponsored by the Section’s Young Professionals Committee and took place the prior day during the Strolling Lunch. Water samples were scored on a scale of 1 to 10 by a panel of three judges in four categories (Taste, Odor, Color, and Clarity). The judges for the competition were National AWWA Vice President Michael Simpson, Past Section Manager Ken McCool, and Past AL/MS Section Chairman Sam McElroy (2010 Chair).

The Leeds Water Works Board’s water is eligible to advance to the “Best of the Best” Taste Test at the 2015 AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE’15) in Anaheim, California in June. There, they  will compete against water providers from the 43 other Sections of AWWA from across the Country.


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