WASHINGTON, D. C. – The Village of Prairie du Sac, Wis. won the golden medal award for best tasting water in the nation during the Great American Water Taste Test, held on Feb. 13 at the Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C.
The City of Emporia, Kan. won the silver medal and the City of Pisgah, Iowa won the bronze. The Village of Roscommon, Mich. and the Village of Trenton, Neb. were the remaining of the five finalists selected from entries across the nation. Each state rural water association hosts a state-wide drinking water test and the winners are eligible for entry in the nation-wide test.
The winners were chosen from a panel of judges, including, Dr. Andrew Sawyer, the Deputy Director of the EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water; John Padalino, Administrator of the Rural utilities Service; Carlisle Clarke, a member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee staff; Lorene Wasland, a South Dakota resident and wife of NRWA board member Larry Wasland; and Brett Challenger from CoBank.
The NRWA holds the Great American Taste Test annually as part of the Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C