BISMARCK, N.D. - We want our water to be safe, but we also want it to taste good. Both of those concerns are top of mind at the 91st Annual Water Pollution Control Conference happening in Bismarck this week.
Water experts and public utilities representatives are attending the event to share ideas and get in on the latest technology on water safety.
Adam Zach with the North Dakota American Water Works Association says the biggest concern when it comes to water in our state is an aging infrastructure.
"For most people that just turn on the water and expect the water to come out and be safe there's just a lot that goes into that that the public might not normally see," said Adam Zach, ND AWWA trustee.
Part of the event was a water tasting. Municipalities around the state submitted samples of their water and the event attendees voted on the top three and then a panel of judges decided among those candidates. Your News Leader's Monica Hannan was one of those judges.
The winner of the best tasting water for 2019 was Lisbon. Mayville and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fort Yates were in the top three. There were a total of nine competitors.