Water Taste Test Winners

WATER TASTE TEST WINNERS

The American Water Works Association holds two water tests at its Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE). The "Best of the Best" Water Taste Test is comprised of regional AWWA section winners of water taste competitions. A panel of esteemed judges rates each water sample on its flavor characteristics. The "People's Choice" award winner is determined by the conference attendees.

2024 Recipients

Best of the Best:
First Place: City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada Section
Second Place: New Jersey American Water, Camden, NJ
Third Place: Northeast Sammamish Sewer & Water District, Sammamish, WA, Pacific Northwest Section

People's Choice:
First Place: City of Janesville Water Utility, Wisconsin Section
Second Place: City of Fargo Water Treatment Plant, North Dakota Section
Third Place: Prince William County Service Authority, Virginia Section

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Past Recipients

Best of the Best

2023
City of Miramichi, NB from the Atlantic Canada Section

2022
WaterOne, Kansas City, KS

2021
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston, MA

2019
Town of the Blue Mountains, Thornbury, ON

2018
Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, Lynnwood, WA

2017
City of Greeley, Greeley, CO

2016
The City of Bloomington, Bloomington, MN

2015
Big Sky County Water & Sewer District, Big Sky, MT

2014
Boston Water & Sewer Commission, Boston, MA

2013
Oklahoma City Water & Wastewater, Oklahoma City, OK

2012
City of Fremont, Fremont, NE

2011
The Greenville Water System, Greenville, SC

2010
Stevens Point Water Department, Stevens Point, WI

2009
Macon Water, Macon, GA

2008
Louisville Water Company, Louisville, KY

2007
Oklahoma City Water & Wastewater, Oklahoma City, OK

2006
Illinois American Water, Champaign, IL

2005
Illinois American Water, Champaign, IL

People's Choice

2023
City of Emporia, Emporia, KS

2022
WaterOne, Kansas City, KS

2021
The contest was not held due to the coronavirus.

2020
The contest was not held due to the coronavirus.

2019
EPCOR, Edmonton, AB

2018
City of Hamilton, OH, Hamilton, OH

2017
City of Greeley, Greeley, CO

2016
City Corporation, Russellville, Ark.

2015
Champlain Water District, South Burlington, VT

2014
City of Kalama, WA, Kalama, WA

2013
Louisville Water Company, Louisville, KY