Gladeville Utility District wins region’s best-tasting water contest

The Gladeville Utility District was recently named the winner of the Region 5 Best Tasting Water Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts.
May 22, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) Pictured (seated, from left) are Craig Ingram, Rick Mayo, Lola Maratita and Danny Lassiter (back), of Gladeville, at the Region 5 Best Tasting Water Contest.

The Gladeville Utility District was recently named the winner of the Region 5 Best Tasting Water Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts. 

The competition was held at West Wilson Utility District on May 7.  The drinking water samples were judged on their clarity, bouquet and taste. 

TAUD Region Five consists of Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Sumner and Wilson counties. In addition to the Gladeville Utility District, the Region 5 participating utilities were the Hendersonville Utility District, Madison Suburban Utility District, Portland Utility System and West Wilson Utility District.

Craig Ingram with TN811, Lola Maratita with Rural Development and Rick Mayo with Lamar Dunn & Associates served as judges.  

TAUD conducted the Best Tasting Water in Tennessee Contest in each of the Association’s 11 regions during the previous several months. The winner of each region will be submitted in a statewide competition at TAUD’s Business of Running a Utility Conference at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Aug. 14. The statewide winner will then compete in Washington, D.C. in February 2015 for the Best Tasting Water in America.

The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts serves as the Tennessee chapter of the National Rural Water Association. TAUD is the source of training, technical assistance and advocacy for more than 400 water, wastewater and natural gas utility members in Tennessee.  For more information, visit taud.org, find it on Facebook at Tennessee Association of Utility Districts and follow on Twitter at @taudtweets.

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