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City of North Miami
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North Miami, FL – 5/3/2017

View the celebratory video and photos of the historic win

North Miami’s Water Utility, a division of the City’s Public Works Department, was awarded the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) “Best of the Best” Drinking Water Taste Test at the Florida Water Resources Conference (FWRC) in West Palm Beach. On April 25, North Miami represented the FSAWWA Region VII at the State level competition. During the contest, samples of water from each of the State’s 12 regions were put to the test by a panel of judges.   

To qualify for the State contest, a utility must first win at the regional level. On April 12, North Miami competed against other utilities in Region VII, which includes cities from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Region VII utilities include Florida City Water and Sewer, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, City of Homestead Public Works and Services Department, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department and the City of North Miami Beach Public Services Department.  

“We continue to make every effort to deliver the best quality drinking water to our North Miami residents,” said city of North Miami Public Works Director Wisler Pierre-Louis. “I am extremely proud of our staff of water plant operators and trainees, water distribution system operators, maintenance workers and engineers for their service, dedication and commitment to providing the community with high quality and dependable water service.”  
In this historic win, North Miami placed first in the statewide competition. The city of North Miami was the Region VII winner in 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2017. This is the first time since the inception of the contest in 2003 that North Miami placed first statewide. North Miami will now compete on the national level at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference in Philadelphia in June. During the AWWA “People’s Choice” Tap Water Taste Test, North Miami’s drinking water will be put to ultimate test. 
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