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Green Bay wins best tasting water competition in Madison

A panel of judges examine water from different municipalities across Wisconsin in Madison for the 31st annual Water Taste Test, September 14, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Madison Water Utility)

MADISON (WLUK) -- Green Bay was awarded a new title this week.

Titletown is now the home of the best tasting water in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Section of the American Water Works Association (WIAWWA).

Green Bay Water Utility entered samples of its water in the 31st annual Water Taste Test in Madison.

Green Bay's water beat out more than ten municipalities across the state, with Mayville, Wis. taking second place in the competition.

A panel of judges examine the water by taste, smell and appearance.

This is the first time Green Bay won first place.

Green Bay draws its water from Lake Michigan and treats it through a multi-step process.

Titletown can now enter its water in the North American competition at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Expo next spring in Philadelphia.

The last time Wisconsin won at the national competition was in 2012. The title went to the City of Arcadia in Trempealeau County and in 2009, Stevens Point took home the national title.

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