Regional award bestowed last month; county also was one of 12 finalists in the statewide competition
Sarasota County’s drinking water once again has been recognized among the safest and cleanest in the state, the county has announced.
Sarasota County won top honors in a regional Best Tasting Drinking Water contest, held last month by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, a news release explains. “The county’s tap water was selected by the panel of judges as the best in Region X, topping Charlotte, DeSoto and Manatee counties and several other municipalities and utilities for the third straight year,” the release adds. “Sarasota County was also one of 12 finalists in the statewide competition, won last week by the City of Tallahassee,” the release notes.
“This is a fun competition, but it reflects the hard work by our county team to provide the kind of safe, clean drinking water our customers expect when they turn on the faucet,” said Public Utilities Director Scott Schroyer in the release. “It also highlights the importance of providing this vital service, as we have seen in the unfortunate water crisis in Flint, MI. It’s a mission we take seriously.”
Sarasota County Public Utilities provides water to nearly 89,000 customers throughout the county.