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Prairie du Sac ranked best rural drinking water


PRAIRIE DU SAC, WI (WTAQ) - If you’re looking for the best drinking water in the countryside, look no further than Prairie du Sac in Sauk County.

The National Rural Water Association recently held its “Great American Water Taste Test,” and Prairie du Sac’s water was preferred over second-place Emporia Kansas and third-place Psagh Iowa.

Wisconsin’s USDA rural development agency is also touting the honor.

Its director, Stan Gruszynski, said the award recognizes a community that has worked hard to provide its residents with quality water. And not only does Prairie du Sac have adequate and tasty water supplies – it’s also got some great bragging rights.

Gruszynski also said it shows the importance of investing in rural water infrastructure. The USDA has spent $8 billion since 2009 on new and improved water systems that benefit over 12 million rural residents, plus 4.5 million other households and businesses.