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Martin County Utilities Wins 2022 Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest

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Martin County Utilities was one of five area utility companies to compete in the contest. Entries were judged on taste, color, clarity and smell. Pictured from left to right are William Thiel, Jennifer Lohman, Derek Watson, David Voisinet, Peter Vazquez, Brittany Maffei, and Todd Leyland.

STUART, Fl.-March 22, 2022: Martin County Utilities has won the Region VIII 2022 Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest sponsored by the Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA).

Martin County Utilities was one of five area utility companies to compete in the contest. Entries were judged on taste, color, clarity and smell.

“We make a daily commitment to provide the highest quality drinking water to our residents,” said Utilities and Solid Waste Director Sam Amerson. “It’s safe, tastes great, and we draw from two distinct underground sources of water – the shallower surficial aquifer and the deeper Floridan aquifer, considered an alternative water source. It’s exciting to know that our method also involves conservation efforts by preserving shallow groundwater for future generations.”

The award was presented on Tuesday which was World Water Day. World Water Day is a United Nations' sponsored observance held on 22 March every year. It highlights the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s World Water Day theme was 'working together to sustainably manage groundwater'.

“Our forward-thinking processes are right for our community and right for the environment," said Mr. Amerson.

Learn more about Martin County Utilities and read Martin County’s latest drinking water quality report at: www.martin.fl.us.