The Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association judged WaterOne as the 2021 winner of the “Best Tasting Water In Kansas” award. The recognition marks the fifth time WaterOne has received the award since 2006, and maintains the utility’s streak as the winningest in the state of Kansas.
In the contest, water systems throughout the state are judged by a panel of experts on the clarity, bouquet, and taste of their water. The competition was held at the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) and Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association (KsAWWA) Joint Conference in Topeka, KS. Following the win, WaterOne is now eligible to compete in the national taste competition at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Conference in 2022.
WaterOne has received consistent regional and national recognition for the aesthetic qualities of its water. In February 2021, WaterOne was declared “America’s Best Tasting Drinking Water” in a nation-wide contest sponsored by the National Rural Water Association (NRWA). The accolades follow WaterOne’s continued investment in its facilities and treatment methods, including facilities for Ozone Water Treatment which were completed in 2021.
“We’re so proud to be recognized as having some of the best water you can drink, anywhere,” said Director of Production Michelle Wirth. “WaterOne’s top priority is producing water that is not just safe, but also clean, clear and delicious. Honors such as this are just one way we demonstrate our commitment to setting the standard for utility excellence.”