After taking top honors for the state in April 2013, Callaway 2 Water District placed third in a national taste test Feb. 12 in Washington, D.C., conducted by the National Rural Water Association's Great American Water Taste Test.
According to a press release, the city of Curtis, Neb., took first place, Stansbury Park in Utah took second, Shenandoah, Va., fourth and Point Sebago Outdoor Resort in Casco, Maine, fifth.
Callaway 2 Manager Tony Cox said he was thrilled his district's water performed so well, and the recognition for the job well done.
"It's a nice compliment to the staff's efforts to keep our system in a good state, and supply good-tasting water to our customers," Cox said.
He said Callaway 2 and its staff of 13 employees serves 5,300 customers with more than 730 miles of water lines in Callaway and Audrain counties.
Asked what makes the district's water so special, Cox said he didn't know, noting the district uses eight ground wells.
"There's nothing unusual," Cox said. "We just add chlorine to it and deliver it to the customers."