Wins Water-tasting Competition at the Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Conference
The City of Tulsa was awarded the title "Best Tasting Water in Oklahoma" at the recent Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Conference. This annual conference held at Rose State College, welcomes water, wastewater and environmental professionals from across the State of Oklahoma for two-days filled with workshops, seminars, and networking. The highlight of the conference is the annual water-tasting competition, where the City of Tulsa triumphed over entries from The City of Oklahoma City, City of Edmond, City of Chickasha, City of Ada, City of Midwest City, City of Del City, and the City of Nichols Hills. 2017 winner, City of Norman, did not participate in this 2018 competition. The winning sample for the City of Tulsa was produced at the Mohawk Water Treatment Plant.
The water samples for the eight cities competing were labeled by number only and judged on clarity, odor, color, and taste. Judging this year’s competition were Jack Fry, State Senator for District 42; Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO of the Michigan Municipal League; Saundra Naifeh, Local Executive, Community Volunteer, and former Mayor of the City of Edmond; and Linda Vater, KFOR and Garden Guru. With their victory, The City of Tulsa will compete at the Regional SW American Water Works Association conference, Oct 2019 held in Branson, Missouri.
The 2018 Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Conference is an annual conference hosted by Rose State College. The platinum sponsor for the 2018 event was Automatic Engineering.
For information on the water-tasting contest and other conference details, please contact the Rose State College Professional Training Center at (405) 733-7488.