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Tulsa Water Wins Tasting Contest at Oklahoma Water & Pollution Control Conference

This article was archived on 11/30/2018

Tulsa’s water won the Drinking Water Tasting Contest this week at the Oklahoma Water & Pollution Control Conference at Rose State College, Midwest City.

“I am proud of our Water and Sewer Department for winning this award,” said Mayor G.T. Bynum. “Director Clayton Edwards and his team deserve this recognition for their excellent, continuous work to provide high quality and good tasting water to Tulsa water customers day and night – whenever they turn on the faucet.”

Tulsa competed against seven other cities in the water tasting contest: City of Oklahoma City, City of Edmond, City of Chickasha, City of Ada, City of Midwest City, City of Del City and City of Nichols Hills. The water submitted was judged on clarity, odor, color and taste. Samples were scored 1 through 10, with 10 being the best water.

Tulsa’s sample in the contest came from the Mohawk Water Treatment plant. “They have bragging rights as the best tasting drinking water in Oklahoma,” said Dr. Brett Wood, Associate Vice President of Workforce and Community Development with Rose State College, the host of the conference.

Judges for the Water Tasting Contest were Midwest City Mayor Jack Fry; Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League; Saundra Naifeh, local executive, community volunteer, and former Mayor of the City of Edmond; and Linda Vater, KFOR, Garden Guru.

With Oklahoma’s best tasting water, the City of Tulsa will compete at the Regional Southwest American Water Works Association conference, to be held in October 2019 in Branson, Mo.