VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Valley City has the best tasting tap water in North Dakota. Samples of drinking water from Valley City beat samples from Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Lisbon, Mayville and Wahpeton during the drinking-water taste test at the 87th annual North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference in Bismarck.
Conference attendees selected Bismarck, Mayville and Valley City as the top three contenders in a blind taste test. Warner Palermo, vice president of the American Water Works Association, Eileen O'Neil, executive director of the Water Environment Federation and Scott Hennen, The Flag radio talk show host of "What's on Your Mind" were celebrity judges.
The North Dakota chapter of the AWWA conducts the drinking-water taste test during the North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference each year. Past winners include Fargo (2014), Medina (2013), Mayville (2012), Fargo (2011), Mayville (2010), Valley City (2009), Enderlin (2008), Grand Forks (2007) and Minot (2006).