The Town of Stanley was one of he five finalists in the Great American Water Taste held February 9th at the 2011 Rural Water Rally in Washington D.C. The Central Iowa Rural Water Association in Newton, Iowa won the Gold medal award and title of the best tasting water in the nation. 

The five finalists were selected by a preliminary panel of judges from entries across the United States. Each state holds a water taste test at their state conferences, and those winners are eligible for entry into the Great American water Taste Test. Each sample was judged on clarity, bouquet and taste. Five finalists are selected and judges by a special board to decide the final awards.

“It is an honor not only to be one of the best in Virginia, but one of the top five in the county”  quote from Town Manager Terry Pettit