Hixson gets award for 'best tasting water'

Hixson gets award for 'best tasting water'

February 28th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Dr. Richard Urban; Clay Copeland; Chuck Hammonds; Carolyn Hickman, Larry Wilson and Lloyd Jackson of Hixson Utility District; Gary Burris; Tyler Jeffrey

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts recently named Hixson Utility District the winner of the Region 10 "Best Tasting Water Contest" at the Eastside Utility District.

The other competing utilities from Region 10 that submitted samples of their drinking water were Union Fork-Bakewell Utility District, Etowah Utilities, the City of Dayton and Ocoee Utility District, according to a news release.

Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Office, the USDA Rural Development and the Southeast Tennessee Development District served as judges for the contest.

The winner of each region will enter a statewide competition and the statewide winner will then compete in Washington, D.C. for the Best Tasting Water in America, the news release stated.