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County tap water tasty, association says
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Forsyth County News
A tall glass of ice water can help folks cope with the heat of a Georgia summer.

And if that water was treated at the Forsyth County treatment facility on Antioch Road, well, apparently it tastes even better.

The water treated at the facility has been named Best Tasting Tap Water at the district level by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.

The association splits Georgia into nine districts for the Drinking Water Taste Test. The nine district winners, including Forsyth County, will compete at the state level in August.

The state winner goes on to the national level in the America Water Works Association's Worldwide Water Testing Competition.

Director of Water and Sewer Tim Perkins is pleased with the honors so far.

"The board of commissioners has always been willing to provide water facilities that use advanced water treatment technology," Perkins said. "This enables us to go above and beyond the minimum water treatment standards.

"Water quality will always be our top goal."

To compete in the taste test, a water system must deliver a water sample by hand or mail 24 hours before the scheduled testing.

After scientific tests are conducted, the final taste test is performed by a panel of celebrity judges.

Forsyth County also won a district-level award in the taste test in 2001.