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Tap Water Taste Test
Thursday, October 19, 2023, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
Category: Annual Conference

2023 Tap Water Taste Test

Held During the Annual Conference's Dessert in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, October 19, 2023



Think you offer the best tasting water in Iowa?

Find out at the Iowa Section Best of the Best Taste Test. The winning Utility earns bragging rights, a trophy, and the opportunity to compete against other Section Champions at AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition. Here's how to compete:

 1. Register Your Utility

Entries will be limited to the first 15 received.

 To be eligible, your utility must not have incurred any state or federal drinking water violations (MCL, MAC, monitoring, recordkeeping, etc.) during the previous calendar year.

2. Prepare & Deliver Your Water Sample

  • Provide one gallon of water from your local municipal water distribution system
  • Use a sealed glass container, plastic may impart taste and odor
  • DO NOT CHILL your sample – water MUST be at room temperature
  • Label container clearly with the name of your utility
  • Deliver your container to the IA-AWWA Annual Conference registration table by 10 am on Thursday, October 19

 3. Participate in the Taste Test

The Taste Test will take place during the IA-AWWA Annual Conference's Dessert in the Exhibit Hall the afternoon of Thursday, October 19, 2023. Our panel of impartial judges will complete a blind tasting and score each water sample on odor, taste, aftertaste, and overall general appearance. Only the name of the overall winner will be announced. 

The winning team will take home bragging rights and a trophy. 

Register Now