Fayetteville Public Utilities Wins Region 6 Best Water Tasting Contest Two Years in a Row

The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) held the Region Six Best Tasting Water Contest at the American Development Corporation office in Fayetteville on Wednesday, April 24th.  Fayetteville Public Utilities was awarded Best Tasting Water in Region 6. 

“I feel honored that FPU won this contest for the second year in a row,” says Britt Dye, Fayetteville Public Utilities’ CEO and General Manager. “Our employees work diligently every day to provide the highest quality drinking water to our community.”


TAUD Region Six consists of: Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Rutherford, and Williamson counties.

Contest participants included: Bedford County Utility District, Consolidated Utility District, Fayetteville Public Utilities, Huntland Water System, LaVergne Utilities, Lewisburg Water and Wastewater, Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities, the City of Manchester, Metro-Moore County Utility Department, Mount Pleasant Water, Wastewater and Gas, Spring Hill Water Works and Winchester Utilities.

 Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman, NRWA Past President Doug Anderton and Alpha-Talbott Utility District General Manager Phillip Combs served as contest judges.  The drinking water samples were judged on their clarity, bouquet, and taste. 

TAUD will conduct the Best Tasting Water in Tennessee Contest in each of the eleven regions in the upcoming months.  Each regional winner will compete at TAUD’s 2019 Business Utility Conference at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Thursday, August 8th.  The statewide winner represents TAUD at the Great American Taste Test held in conjunction with the National Rural Water Association Rally in Washington DC in February of 2020.

The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts is the state's main source for utility training, technical assistance, and advocacy for our over 400 water, wastewater, and natural gas utility members. For more information on TAUD please visit our website at www.taud.org or follow us on Facebook (Tennessee Association of Utility Districts).