Best Tasting Water in King County: Lake Forest Park Water District

Friday, March 22, 2019

Best water in King county
Lake Forest Park Water District
The Lake Forest Park Water District walked away with top honors at the 8th Annual Best Tasting Water Competition on March 14, 2019 in Woodinville.

The event was hosted by the King County Subsection of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA)

The Lake Forest Park Water District beat two-time champion Union Hill Water Association, who in the past went on to be judged best tasting water in the Pacific Northwest at the PNWS AWWA conference in 2017.

Judges for the competition represented various parts of the water industry: Seattle Public Utility, North City Water District, Mac and Jack's Brewery.

Each water sample was evaluated on the basis of odor, taste, and after-taste.

"I personally love the taste of our water. This award validates the hard work Alan's team does every day. Big thank you to the water district crew!" said David Hammond, LFPWD Customer and Commissioner.

A total of eight cities and special purpose districts located within King County participated in the event, which was held at the Brightwater Facility in Woodinville.

The residents and commercial customers of the Lake Forest Park Water District, whose first residents formed the water system more than 100 years ago, can drink proudly, knowing that the staff is providing drinking water that is reliable, safe, and now judged the best-tasting in King County.

Water district staff and commissioners pose in front of the
water district's mural at their building in LFP.
Manager Alan Kerley, center, holds the trophy.
LFP Water is served at every commissioners' meeting

Alan Kerley, LFP Water's General Manager, said "The District commissioners, staff and advisory committee are proud to be recognized and to share this honor with our customers and the community of Lake Forest Park. We have such a wonderful water source! 
"This award reaffirms the District’s commitment to providing the highest possible water quality through our best management practices and source water protection."

The District serves 905 connections with pure, unchlorinated well water from eight artesian wells and five deep wells from a deep aquifer.

Commissioner Eli Zehner and Manager Alan Kerley
after winning the award at the water commission event.

As the 2019 winner, the Lake Forest Park Water District will go on to represent the subsection at the PNWS-AWWA annual spring conference, to be held in Vancouver WA this May, with the opportunity to represent the PNWS at the AWWA national conference in Denver, CO this June.

“This event is held each year to highlight the hard work our cities and districts perform to provide safe, clean and good tasting water to the residents of King County” said Doug Schlepp, former President of the King County Subsection of the PNWS-AWWA and event coordinator.

Photos courtesy Lake Forest Park Water District


Unknown March 26, 2019 at 6:33 PM  

This is another reason to be proud of living in Lake Forest Park. I did not know that our water came from "The District serves 905 connections with pure, unchlorinated well water from eight artesian wells and five deep wells from a deep aquifer."

I also wonder how our trees are helping filter ground water and contributing to overall health of the deeper water.

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