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Aurora Best Tasting Water in Kane County

Thursday, December 28, 2017  
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Aurora aldermen celebrate Aurora's 2016 Best Tasting Water in Kane County Award


Aurora has once again earned the title of Best Water in Kane County!

At the 2017 Kane County Water Association's Water Taste Test Contest held yesterday, a panel of judges tasted water from municipalities throughout Kane County and scored the water samples on taste, odor and color. Aurora proved to have the best water among the 9 municipalities in the contest.

This year marks the seventh time that the City of Aurora has earned the top accolades in the contest. The previous wins were in 1998, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2013 and 2016.

"None of this is possible without the daily effort of each member of our team," said Water Production Superintendent David Schumacher. "Whether it is maintaining equipment, operating systems, general upkeep of our sites, processing samples and performing analyses, budgeting for our required supplies, or any of the other necessary tasks to keep the Water Production Division going strong."

Aurora's drinking water has also earned state and national recognition both for its great taste and its safety.

The City won the best-tasting water in the State of Illinois in 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2009. 

In 2015, the Partnership for Safe Water, a national initiative to improve the quality of drinking water across the country, recognized Aurora's Water Production team with its President's Award.

This 2017 win in Kane County advances Aurora to the state water tasting competition next spring where cities will vie for the title of Best Water in Illinois.

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