Greeley has some of the best tap water in the country

Greeley won the "Best of the Best" tap water taste test at the American Water Works Association's annual conference.

Greeley is getting some national recognition … and it’s a pretty deal, because it’s for something basically every city has, that they happen to do better. 

The city of Greeley won the 13th annual “Best of the Best” tap water taste test, beating out second place winner Montpelier Municipal Utilities in Montpelier, Ohio and the City of Bloomington, Minnesota.

Greeley also snagged the people’s choice award.

It’s the first time a member of the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association has won the award.

A judging panel tasted Greeley’s water, which was shipped in by FedEx in a specialized cooler.

This northeast Colorado city has two conventional water treatment plants and a city council-approved water board.

The water also won the "People's Choice Award." No other city has won both since the American Water Works Association's contest started 13 years ago.

The city says their water is so great because the source is in Bellvue, up in the mountains.

So, next time you’re in Greeley, grab some tap water. It will be pretty darn good. 

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