Officials at the Mississippi Rural Water Association have found the best-tasting water in the State of Mississippi. On March, 26 2008, the winner of a state-wide competition was announced in an effort to identify the tastiest rural water in the state and, participants hope, in the nation.
Small and rural water utilities from around the state submitted samples of their water, straight from the tap. The winner of the event was the Town of Wesson, whose water sample was chosen by judges as the most appealing. “It tasted clean, pure and refreshing,” stated one judge.
“Because of the quality of this water, the State of Mississippi has a good chance at the national taste test in Washington, D.C.,” added Kirby Mayfield, Executive Director of the Mississippi Rural Water Association.
According to the Town of Wesson, “We pride ourselves in providing strict testing, maintenance, and overall quality of the water that we provide to the citizens of Wesson.”
The competition is part of a Quality On Tap! campaign to emphasize the high quality, standards and, consequently, taste of rural water. Winners of the state taste test will compete in a national contest at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 22nd. This event is part of the Rural Water Rally, an annual legislative event for the 45 state affiliates of National Rural Water Association.
Mayor Alton Shaw of Wesson added, “This honor is entirely due to the dedicated efforts of our public works team. I would like to personally than our Public Works Director Mark Brown, along with employees Joe Glasper, Sidney Stapleton, and Jimmy Delaney for their continued work and dedication to the overall quality of our system.”