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Northern Kentucky Water District
Rated Best Water


NKWD Number One In Taste Test Of Five Municipalities and Seven Bottled Spring Water Brands

Fort Thomas, KY - The Northern Kentucky Water District's (NKWD) tap water ranked number one of five municipalities and seven bottled spring water brands in a taste test conducted by The Cincinnati Enquirer. NKWD ranked number one in the municipal water category over the City of Lockland, City of Cincinnati, Butler County and Warren County. In the "Wild" category, including municipal water and bottled water, NKWD tap water held onto its first place rank above bottled water brands such as Wild Oats, Dannon, and Evian spring waters.

"We are proud of this accomplishment, not just for Northern Kentucky Water, but for the entire municipal water industry," said Ron Lovan, Chief Executive Officer of NKWD. "We've always felt that municipal water is at least as good or better than bottled water and this award supports that. Additionally, we are gratified that our water was rated best in class in
the Greater Northern Kentucky Area and in Greater Cincinnati. " "Water quality is very important to us," said Bari Joslyn, Director of Water Quality and Production for NKWD. "We perform close to 100,000 tests each year on our water to ensure that our customers receive the best-tasting, highest quality water."

Water samples were rated on a 1-10 scale based upon appearance, odor, flavor, mouth feel and aftertaste. On this 10-point scale, NKWD tallied a score of 7.9 among the other municipalities and a score of 8.9 among winning municipalities and bottled water brands.

The taste team consisted of eight Tri-state individuals who sampled the water according to the recommendations of Arthur von Wiesenberger, the author of four books and bottledwaterweb.com. The water test was conducted, overseen and results reported by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Northern Kentucky Water District was formed in 1996 when the Campbell County Kentucky Water District and the Kenton County Water District No. 1 merged. The largest water district in Kentucky, NKWD provides high quality water to over 65,000 customers in Kenton and Campbell counties.