Aurora honored for best water in Kane County
For the seventh straight year, the city of Aurora has been honored with the distinction of having the best water in Kane County.
Aurora was most recently honored at the 2017 Kane County Water Association's Water Taste Test Contest after a panel of judges scored water from nine different municipalities for taste, odor and color, the city said in a release.
Aurora previously received the award in 1998, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2013 and 2016. The city was also honored with the distinction of best-tasting water in the state in 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
In 2015, the Partnership for Safe Water, a national initiative to improve the quality of drinking water across the country, recognized Aurora's water production team with its President's Award.
"None of this is possible without the daily effort of each member of our team," Water Production Superintendent David Schumacher said in the release. "Whether it is maintaining equipment, operating systems, general upkeep of our sites, processing samples and performing analyses, budgeting for our required supplies, or any of the other necessary tasks to keep the Water Production Division going strong."
The 2017 Kane County Water Association's Water Taste Test distinction qualifies the city for the state water tasting competition next spring, where the title of Best Water in Illinois will be on the line.