UPDATE: Winner selected in best tasting water competition
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- The title was on the line for seven communities today during the water tasting contest part of the Iowa Section of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference.
Judges, including KTIV's own Christy Batien, graded water on appearance odor and taste. Submissions came from Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Keokuk, Marshalltown, Newton and Waterloo.
After eight rounds, Cedar Rapids was declared the winner following a "drink-off" with Ames.
"It's on people's mind all the time they are very concerned about the quality of water because of their health they are very cautious that the water they drink is facilitating their health in their life," said Robert Walters, Vice president of the American Water Works Association.
Cedar Rapids will now go to the national competition in Washington, D.C.
Sioux City wasn't included in the contest to avoid bias. Marshalltown took top honors, last year.
Thursday, July 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:45:46 GMT
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