Dyer wins regional water contest
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 6:01 pm
The Tennessee Assoc-iation of Utility Districts recently announced that the Dyer Public Works department has been awarded first place in the Best Tasting Water competition in Region Eight, which consists of Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion and Weakley counties.
The samples were judged on their clarity, bouquet and taste.
The competition was held at Gibson County EMA Office earlier this month and was judged by Trenton Mayor Tony Burris, Tyler Hayes with Rural Development, Kirk Smith from C.I. Thornburg, Co. and Danny Jones with The Trenton Gazette.
In addition to Dyer Public Works, nine other utilities submitted samples from Region Eight, including Bradford Water System, County Wide Utility District, the City of Dresden, Gibson County Municipal Water District, Kenton Utilities, Newbern Utilities, Ripley Utility System, Rutherford Water Department and Trenton Light and Water.
TAUD will conduct the Best Tasting Water in Tennessee Contest in each of the Association’s 11 regions in the next couple of months.
The winner of each region will participate in a statewide competition on June 7 at TAUD’s Annual Meeting in Murfreesboro.
The statewide winner will then compete in Washington, D.C., for the Best Tasting Water in America.
The Tennessee Assoc-iation of Utility Districts is the oldest rural water association in the nation and serves as the Tennessee chapter of the National Rural Water Association.