Press Release

The City of Emporia was advised by the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition officials that Emporia took second place in the Municipal Water Category. Referred to as the “Academy Awards of Water”, the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting event gave out awards to waters from three continents.

The top five water winners in the Municipal Category were all former gold medalists and are as follows:

Best Municipal Water in the World

  1. Village of Montpelier, OH
  2. City of Emporia, KS
  3. Hamilton, OH
  4. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  5. Independence, MO

The Public Works Department is proud to recognize the employees of the Water Treatment Plant for their excellent service and commitment to the City of Emporia and surrounding communities.

Additional information and complete details can be found by contacting Jill Klein Rone at 304-258-3302.

Local contacts are Frank Abart, Public Works Director, 620-340-6335 and Phillip Cooper, Water Treatment Plant Manager, 620-340-6371.

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