Taste test designates best water in Utah

Posted at 9:46 PM, Mar 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-03 23:46:38-05

ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Those who wonder where to find the best-tasting water in Utah can turn to the Annual Rural Water Conference for guidance; the group revealed the results of its tasting results last week.

Stansbury Park in Tooele County was the winner of the taste test, conducted by the Rural Water Association of Utah. Brett Palmer, manager of Stansbury Park Improvement District, said the win came as a surprise.

“It`s been really awesome, had no clue that we would even come close just because of the experiences I`ve turned the water in,” he said.

Gary Hansen, Blue Stakes of Utah, said the taste test looked at multiple variables before a winner was selected.

“The process as a judge was to determine both the smell as well as the clarity and the taste, the three items,” he said.

Water samples from 33 different places were entered in the competition this year. Bryce Canyon National Park took second place, and third place went to the Upper County Water District in Altamont.

Stansbury Park’s water sample will be sent to a national competition, which happens in February 2014.