July 24, 2024

Newton wins best tasting water in Iowa

Take a drink — Newton has the best tasting water in Iowa.

Newton WaterWorks won the Best Tasting Water in Iowa Award at the Iowa Section of the American Water Works Association conference held Friday at Prairie Meadows Hotel in Altoona.

“With the judges, they say you can tell a bad water when you taste it but good water you don’t taste it,” Marty Hoffert, Field Services Director for the Newton WaterWorks.

Between 10 and 12 Iowa cities entered the contest and were ranked by an impartial panel of judges in a blind taste test. When sampling, the judges compared the odor, taste, aftertaste and overall general appearance. This is the second time that the Newton WaterWorks has won the award.

“In 2006 we won it, too. The people that run it have told me before that we have just missed it by 1 point, we have been a strong finisher before,” Hoffert said.

He said the award was made possible by all of the employees of the WaterWorks. They take a lot of pride in providing drinking water and that it is truly an opportunity to “Get to Know Newton.”

Drinking water from the Newton WaterWorks goes to the residents of Newton, Lambs Grove, Country Club Acres, Bittersweet Sub Division and is a major provider of water to the Central Iowa Water Association. The WaterWorks provides up to 9 million gallons of water daily to its customers.

The Iowa Section of the American Water Works Association is an organization which promotes save, dependable drinking water for all of Iowa and is made up of dedicated drinking water professionals within the state, according to the city.

Contact Staff Writer Jamee A. Pierson at (641) 792-3121 ext. 6534 or jpierson@newtondailynews.com.