Duck River Utility Commission Wins Regional Contest for Best Tasting Water in Tennessee
The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) held the Region Six Best Tasting Water Contest at the American Development Corporation office in Fayetteville on Wednesday, April 25th. Duck River Utility Commission (DRUC) was named Best Tasting Water in Region 6.
TAUD Region Six consists of: Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Rutherford, and Williamson counties.
Contest participants included: Bedford County Utility District, Chapel Hill Utilities, Consolidated Utility District, Duck River Utility Commission, Fayetteville Public Utilities, Lewisburg Water and Wastewater, Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities, Murfreesboro Water and Sewer, Spring Hill Water Works and Winchester Utilities.
Karen Hall of the Lewisburg Tribune, Cornersville Mayor Amos Davis, Billy Spivey with Walker Diecasting and David Money with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation participated as judges for the contest. The drinking water samples were judged on their clarity, bouquet, and taste.
TAUD will conduct the Best Tasting Water in Tennessee Contest in each of the Association’s eleven regions in the upcoming months. The winner of each region will be submitted in a statewide competition at TAUD’s Business of Running A Utility Conference at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on August 9th. The statewide winner will then compete in Washington, D.C. for the Best Tasting Water in America.
The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts is the oldest rural water association in the nation and serves as the Tennessee chapter of the National Rural Water Association. TAUD serves as a source of training, technical assistance, and advocacy to the over 400 water, wastewater, and natural gas utility members within the state. For more information please visit our website at www.taud.org or contact Beth Hardiman at 615-896-9022.