Officials at the Arkansas Rural Water Association (ARWA) have found the best-tasting water in Arkansas. On September 20, 2016, the winner of a state-wide competition was announced in an effort to identify the tastiest rural water in the state and, participants hope, in the nation.
Small and rural water utilities from around the state submitted samples of their water, straight from the tap. The winner of the event was the City of Chidester, whose water sample was chosen by judges as the most appealing. “It tasted clean, pure and refreshing,” stated the judges.
“Because of the quality of this water, Arkansas has a good chance at the national taste test in Washington, D.C.” added Arkansas Rural Water Association CEO, Dennis Sternberg.
The competition is part of a Quality On Tap! Campaign to emphasize the high quality, standards and, consequently, taste of rural water. Winners of the state taste test will compete in a national contest at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 6-8, 2017. This event is part of the Rural Water Rally, an annual legislative event for the 49 state affiliates of National Rural Water Association.