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Hardin County and a few LaRue County residents can now claim that they drink some of the best-tasting water in all of North America, thanks to a nation-wide competition that recognized the county’s water as some of the “Best of the Best.”
On June 22, Hardin County Water District No. 2 competed at the AWWA North American Convention. As champions of a Section level competition in July of last year, the Water District represented the Kentucky-Tennessee area in the national competition.
According to a press release from the Water District, water from the Hardin County distribution system competed among 27 other “Best Tasting Water Champions” in the country. A panel of “distinguished water quality professionals” judged the water.
After sampling the 27 finalists, the judges named the top five finishers, based on the taste of the water. Hardin County was among this top five, and was given “Best of the Best” distinction in North America.
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the District Michael L. Bell said that it’s the Water District’s employees who allow the district to succeed at such a high level, and that he is proud of the “Best of the Best” distinction.