Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2011 - (Page 36)

The Voice of Rural Water: Rural Water Rally THE NATIONAL RURAL Water Association opened guest speakers Senator John Hoeven from North Rural Utilities Service. 2011 the 2011 Rural Water Rally in Washington D.C. with Dakota and Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator of the Great American Water Taste Test 2011 After a series of taste tests and examinations, the winner of the Great American Water Taste Test was announced on Feb. 9 at the 2011 Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C. The Central Iowa Water Association in Newton, Iowa, won the Gold medal award and title of the best tasting water in the nation. The city of Pocomoke WTP, from Pocomoke, Maryland, won the Silver medal and McNulty Water PUD of Saint Helens, Oregon, won the Bronze. The other finalists were Lowry City, Missouri, and Stanley, Virginia. The five finalists were selected by a preliminary panel of judges from entries across the United States. Each state holds a water taste test at their state conferences, and those winners are eligible for entry into the Great American Water Taste Test. Each sample was judged on clarity, bouquet and taste. After the five fi nalists are selected, they are scrutinized by a special judging panel to decide the fi nal awards. The Finals judges for 2011 were Mike Thompson, Congressman from California, Jackie Ponti-Lazaruk, Assistant Administrator for USDA WEP, and Melanie Rhinehart Van Tassell, Legislative Director for Representative Mike Thompson. “It’s awesome,” said Jim LaPlant, CEO of the Central Iowa Water Association. “It caps off the success we’ve had with the early design, construction and completion of this treatment plant. It’s just icing on the cake. It’s great for our customers, first and foremost, and for the whole organization. It’s a great honor.” The water submitted for this taste test came from a new reverse osmosis treatment plant that was completed roughly 18 months ago. The Central Iowa Water Association is a non-profit water utility that supplies water in 15 counties in central Iowa. 36 • Second Quarter 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2011

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2011
Contents
From the President
Reducing Energy Costs for Public Water Systems
Are You There Yet? Evaluating Your Portfolio
Where the Dollars Are: The Low Hanging Fruit in Money and Energy Savings
Information Technology and Water Systems
Stormwater Solution
The Next Workforce
Water University Graduates
The Voice of Rural Water: Rural Water Rally 2011
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/Advertisers.com
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2011

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