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Alabama’s 2015
State Drinking Water Taste Test Winner
West Etowah County Water Authority
who will compete in the National Drinking
Water Taste Test
February, 2016
Washington D.C.

 

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ARWA Annual Technical Training Conference

Best Tasting Water in Alabama!

Compete to Win! March 22, 2016

Alabama’s 2015
State Drinking Water Taste Test Winner
 
Congratulations to
 
West Etowah County Water Authority
 
who will compete in the National
Drinking Water Taste Test
in February, 2016 in Washington D.C.


From L to R: Kathy Horne, Executive Director, ARWA, Jim Mayo, Operator, West Etowah, Roger Kimbril, Chairman, West Etowah, Richard Smith, Board Member, West Etowah, Barry (Bo) Davenport, Field Maintenance, West Etowah, Sally Hathcock, Office Manager, West Etowah

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To Enter:

  • Pre-register for the Water Taste Test on the Conference Registration Form and mail or FAX to the Alabama Rural Water Association.
  • Upon arriving in Mobile, register your one gallon sample with the Registration Desk. The Water Samples will be refrigerated by the ARWA until the Taste Test, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. during the Rural Water Country Luncheon which will be held in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Please have the one gallon glass container of water labeled with your Utility Name on the BOTTOM
  • Please have your water sample chilled in a small labeled cooler. Please no large coolers as space will not allow. All coolers must be picked up by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday from the Water Taste Test Stage area in the Exhibit Hall.
  • System must meet ADEM approval having no violations of bacteriological or chemical monitoring prior to the Taste Test.

Judging Criteria:

A panel of judges will be selected to choose the winners.

Judges will consider:

  • Taste
  • Clarity
  • Odor

Preliminary Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22nd. Six finalist will be selected for final judging during the Rural Water Country Luncheon Tuesday, March 22nd at 11:30 a.m.

A 1st place and 2nd place winner will be selected. If the 1st place winner fails to notify the ARWA by December 1, 2016 of their representative who plans to participate in the National Drinking Water Taste Test, the 2nd place winner will be given the opportunity to participate.

Final Winner will win:

  • One round trip airline ticket to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Drinking Water Taste Test February 2017. All other expenses are the responsibility of the Utility. The Utility must provide to the ARWA by December 1, 2016 the name of the utility representative planning to travel to D.C. to participate in the National Taste Test.
  • News release article in the ARWA quarterly magazine, “The Waterline”.
  • Taste Test Winner Sign

Runner Up will receive:

  • Taste Test 2nd Place Sign
  • If the 1st Place winner forfeits the National Taste Test opportunity, the 2nd Place Winner may participate. If the 1st place winner fails to notify the ARWA by December 1, 2016 of their representative who plans to participate in the National Drinking Water Taste Test, the 2nd place winner will be given the opportunity to participate.


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