DURHAM — Durham came in third in this year's contest for the best-tasting tap water in North Carolina.
Rocky Mount took first place and Carthage second in the North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association's annual competition. Twenty-one water departments submitted samples for judging.
"It takes hard work and commitment from all of our employees to deliver this tasty, high quality product to our customers every day," said Durham water department Director Don Greeley in a formal statement.
The competition is decided by a panel of five judges during the NC AWWA-WEA fall conference, held this year in Winston-Salem Nov. 14-17. First-, second- and third-place winners are announced.
Durham won the honor in 1999 and 2006. The Cary/Apex Water Reclamation Facility won in 2009, the City of Raleigh in 2004 and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority in 2003.