The following entities have won GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the first time: West County Wastewater District, California; Newton County Water and Sewerage, Georgia; Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, Michigan; City of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; City of Donna, TX Government; and City of Staunton, Virginia.
In the 2019 Best Tap Water Taste Test held in Columbus on April 25, Newton County came out on top. The test required Newton County to send a sample of water, which was tasted at room temperature by five judges. The water not only was the best in Newton County’s district but the most pleasant tasting of all the state’s water entities up for judgement.
“It’s an honor for our organization to win such a prestigious award,” said James Brown Director of Newton County Water Resources. “It’s great to work with such a dedicated and inspiring group of people whose goal every day is to produce and deliver the highest quality drinking water to our customers, and this award is a testimony to that dedication.”