Arlington Wins 2015 Best Tasting Water Award

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Arlington’s water has once again been recognized for being among the best tasting in the biz, following a win in the “best tasting surface water in Texas” category at the Texas Water Utilities Associations Annual School Best Tasting Water contest, sponsored by the Laboratory Analyst Section of the Texas Water Utilities Association.

The competition was held  Sunday March 1, 2015 in Corpus Christi. Winners were selected on the basis of a flavor profile analysis conducted by a panel of judges during a blind taste test.

Surface water, which characterizes the type of water supply utilized by Arlington residents and those of most urban communities, is treated water that originates from lakes, rivers, and streams. Ground water, by contrast, refers to a municipal water supply that originates from a well.

“Our treatment team continues to do an excellent job, and we are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Buzz Pishkur, Director of Arlington Water Utilities. “The team has reaffirmed its recognized position as a leader in producing high quality and aesthetically pleasing water. Not a small achievement and one that we certainly appreciate.”

In 2014, Arlington’s water won the North Central Texas Regional School Best Tasting Water contest sponsored by the North Texas Laboratory Analyst Section of the Texas Water Utilities Association. Winning this contest allowed the City to enter in the statewide contest that was held this past Sunday.

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Fishcreek Neighbor

Not sure what it’s being compared to, but we do not drink Arlington tap water because of its strong chlorine flavor and odor. It might be a step up from the Parker County water that catches on fire. I agree with the previous commentor, Abraham Valdez, about the flouride.

Abraham Valdez

Congratulations! Now make it even better. REMOVE the fluoride.
According to The Lancet, the world’s leading general medical journal (The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 330 to 338, March 2014. [1] ), fluoride is a neurotoxin.Just like lead or mercury.
Harvard research shows it lowers children’s IQ. And more recently, fluoride has been also been linked to thyroid issues.
Do your due diligence.

Kim Feil

Best tasting surface water…highest quality…they should also get the “and its (Lake Arlington) all surrounded by drill sites and a power plant” too award.