Officials at the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water have found the best-tasting water in Indiana. On October 23rd, 2019, Mapleturn Utilities was announced as the winner of a state-wide competition to identify the tastiest rural water in the state. The competition was conducted during lunch on the first day of the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water annual fall conference at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Throughout the year, the Alliance held 4 different regional competitions around the state. The regional winners were: Fort Wayne City Utilities – Three Rivers Filtration Plant, Mapleturn Utilities, Lagro Municipal Water Utility, and Watson Rural Water Company.
Participating water samples were judged on three categories – clarity, odor, and taste. The competition is part of the Quality On Tap! campaign to emphasize the high quality, standards, and, consequently, taste of rural water. As the winner of the “Best Tasting Water in Indiana” Mapleturn Utilities will advance to compete in “The Great American Water Taste Test,” a national contest, at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in early February 2020. This event is part of the Rural Water Rally, an annual legislative event for the 49 state affiliates of National Rural Water Association.
“Because of the quality of this water, Indiana has a good chance at the national taste test in Washington, D.C.,” added Alliance of Indiana Rural Water Executive Director, Connie Stevens.