Skagit Takes First Place in Best Tasting Water Competition

Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Skagit PUD’s Judy Reservoir water system took first place in the Best Tasting Water contest held recently by the American Water Works Association Northwest Subsection. 

Judging criteria includes odor, taste, after-taste. The water is sampled at room temperature because dissolved gases, odors, and tastes are more discernable with water at room temperature or temperatures higher than chilled water. 

The Judy Reservoir system supplies water to Burlington, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley. The next stop is Tacoma for the Section competition on April 27. Skagit PUD will go head to head with 12 water systems from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for Best Tasting Water honors. Win there, and it’s on to San Antonio in June for the national showdown at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition.