Lenexa, KS – The Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association judged WaterOne as the 2023 winner of the “Best Tasting Water In Kansas” award. The recognition marks the sixth 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 Wichita, KS. Following the win, WaterOne is now eligible to compete in the national taste competition at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Conference in 2024.
WaterOne has received consistent recognition for the aesthetic qualities of its water. In March 2023, WaterOne was declared “Best Tasting Water In Kansas” by the Kansas Rural Water Association (KRWA). In addition to the regional wins, WaterOne has received prestigious national recognition. WaterOne won the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) “Best Of The Best Drinking Water” and “People’s Choice” awards in 2022, and was declared “America’s Best Tasting Drinking Water” by the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) in 2021. The accolades affirm WaterOne’s continued investment into its infrastructure and operations, which helps ensure that WaterOne customers are receiving some of the best water available, anywhere.
“We are thrilled and honored to receive this recognition for the great taste of our drinking water,” said General Manager Shaun Pietig. “Our employees work hard to deliver safe, great-tasting water to our customers every day. We’re proud to serve our community, and we thank them for their trust and support.”