Cantwell Congratulates White Salmon for Winning "Great American Water Taste Test"

WASHINGTON, DC- Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today announced that the city of White Salmon, Washington has won the Great American Water Taste Test. Held annually on Capitol Hill, the event is sponsored by the National Rural Water Association. Entrants are drawn from every state in the nation.

"I'd like to extend my congratulations to the City of White Salmon and to the Columbia Rim Water Association," said Cantwell. "I'm looking forward to my next visit to the area so I can see firsthand how they produce top-quality drinking water in the real Washington."

White Salmon draws its water from two wells, which are in turn fed by mountain springs. The wells are estimated to contain a 60-year supply of water.

"As our region continues to face a wide range of water related issues, White Salmon provides us with an example of efficient and successful management of our natural resources."

White Salmon beat out finalists from Kansas, North Dakota, Texas, and South Carolina to win the award.