Congratulations to the Village of Montpelier, this year’s winner of the Ohio Section Water Taste Test. Montpelier has the honor of representing Ohio at the annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test during AWWA’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia.
Eight municipalities participated in the 2016 Taste Test during the Section Conference in Cincinnati: Berea, Hamilton, Columbus, Montpelier, Dayton, Troy, Fairborn, and Wyoming.
The competition took place during the afternoon of September 13, as part of the Conference Exhibits. The winner was announced that afternoon, and recognized again during the Annual Business Lunch.
The water samples were tasted by judges Gene Koontz, visiting AWWA Immediate Past President; Larry Valentine, past Section Director; and Gina Hayes, of the Ohio EPA. Cliff Shrive, was the coordinator for the Taste Test and assisted the judges.
We encourage all Ohio utilities to participate in the Water Taste Test in Toledo, during the 2017 Ohio Section Annual Conference.