Jamestown has won best tasting water in Tennessee two straight years.
State honors are up for grabs this week in Gatlinburg.
Jamestown Water Plant Chief Operator Chris Ramsey said Jamestown took best in the region honors for 2020. The city heads to Gatlinburg for this week’s contest. Ramsey said the contest judges the taste, look and smell of the room temperature water and hopes any upgrades to the 50 year old plant does not change Jamestown’s winning formula.
“I told someone else, I said we may not have the best but we do the best with what we have, we’ve got a 50 year old plant,” Ramsey said. “It does a good job, I mean I wouldn’t want to change it, we’re hoping to upgrade in a few years but I hope they don’t change the process any.”
Ramsey said if he knew exactly what makes a good tasting drinking water then he would be a millionaire. However, Ramsey did not want to take all the credit for Jamestown’s water continuing to be recognized.
“It’s an honor, and it’s not just me, I’ve got some good operators,” Ramsey said. “I can’t take all the credit for myself because it’s a team effort.”
Ramsey said they bring a gallon of water to the contest put on by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts. If Jamestown wins, it will head to the national competition in Washington D.C.