LCUB wins 'Best Tasting Water' contest

By News Sentinel staff

Lenoir City Utilities Board has the best tasting water in an eight-county region, the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts announced today.

LCUB was the winner of the association’s Region Two “Best Tasting Water” contest.

Other competing utility districts were: City of Alcoa, First Utility District of Knox County, Hallsdale Powell Utility District, Knox-Chapman Utility District, Maryville Water Quality Control, Northeast Knox Utility District, South Blount Utility District, Tellico Area Services System and West Knox Utility District

Water samples were judged on their clarity, bouquet and taste. Judges were Alcoa Commissioner Ken White, Maryville Mayor Tom Taylor, Knox County Extension Director Neal Denton, Russell Biven with WBIR-TV and Susan Williams of SRW and Associates.

Region Two includes Blount, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties.

As the winner of the regional contest, LCUB qualifies for a statewide competition contest that will be held Aug. 8 as part of the utility district association’s conference at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.