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City of Jackson tap water wins taste test award

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The City of Jackson is raising a glass to a special award that taps into the drinking water.

The American Water Works Association awarded the City of Jackson with the “Best Tasting Water” award.

Jackson washed out Ann Arbor and South Lyon in this regional competition.

The City of Jackson Water Treatment Plant is now overflowing with excitement.

“We think it’s fantastic. We’re really honored by this recognition,” said Water Treatment Plant Supervisor Mike Osborn.

According to Osborn, “our drinking water is of high quality because of its source. Jackson taps into a large underground acquirer deep below the surface of the city. Once we get it to the plant, the water then goes through a filtering process that includes water softening.”

While Jackson’s water made a splash at the regional competition, it still has to impress the taste buds of thirsty statewide judges. 

In September, Jackson will compete against tasty water regional winners from five other Michigan communities at a statewide conference in Traverse City.

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