2024 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Competition
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2024 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Competition

Presented by Wessler Engineering

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Regional Taste Test Schedule

1st Test: March 14 - French Lick @ Spring Conference 

2nd Test: May 16 - Huntingburg @ Southern Operator Expo 

3rd Test: May 23 – Akron @ Northern Operator Expo 

4th Test: June 12 - Lebanon @ Training Session with USA BlueBook

 

Systems may choose to compete in any of the regional competitions. Event registration is not required to submit a water sample. Submissions MUST NOT have any major violations of bacteriological testing or chemical monitoring for two years prior to the Taste Test.  Submissions MUST NOT include water that is purchased from another system. Register water at least 48 hours prior to the water taste test. Winners from each region will advance to compete in the “Best Tasting Water in Indiana” at our annual Fall Conference in Fort Wayne, IN.
(Regional winners will receive one free Fall Conference registration.)

 

Overall Winner of the "Best Tasting Water in Indiana" Competition receives:

1. Trip for one representative of the winning utility to complete in the NRWA Great American Water Taste Test in Washington DC including:

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Event Registration
  • Logoed polo/shirt for the DC Rally

2. Sign in your town (pending city/town approval), stating “Best Tasting Water in Indiana” with the current year 

3. News Release to your community and a write-up in The Hoosier Pipeline, our bi-annual Membership Magazine

 

Register Your Water Now!

 

Official Contest Rules 

1. Upon arrival at the taste test site, register your one-gallon sample. Samples will be stored by Alliance staff until the taste test. A representative from the system MUST be present during the contest.

2. It is preferable that you submit the one-gallon container of water, labeled with your system name on the bottom, in a glass container.

3. Store your sample on ice, in a small, labeled cooler. No large coolers will be accepted, as space is limited. All coolers will need to be retrieved after the contest. 

4. Systems submitting samples must be members of the Alliance and meet IDEM approval by having no violations of bacteriological testing or chemical monitoring for two years prior to the Taste Test. 

5. A panel of judges will be selected to rate samples based on taste, odor, and clarity.

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2024 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Competition

2024 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Competition

Presented by Wessler Engineering

We will be holding four "regional" taste tests in 2024. Winners from each region will advance to compete in the “Best Tasting Water in Indiana” at our annual Fall Conference in Fort Wayne, IN.

Read more and register... 

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