Francis water named second best in the state |

Francis water named second best in the state

The Park Record.

Francis has the second-best water in the state.

That’s according to the Rural Water Association of Utah, which held its annual competition last week.

Luke Thomas, the Francis Public Works director, said he pulled a sample directly out of one of the city’s wells, bottled it, put it on ice and brought it to the conference.

“It’s always a surprise when you place in it,” he said. “It’s kind of a big deal.”

Success is nothing new for the city’s water, which has placed a few times and won the event in the past. Thomas said the biggest factor affecting the water’s taste is how good the aquifer is that feeds the city’s system.

Still, he said it was a pleasant surprise to be recognized.

Thomas said there are two people on the city’s public works staff who are responsible for delivering high-quality water to residents and who respond to issues that arise, no matter the time of day or night.

Samples were judged for their taste, smell and clarity in a blind taste test, according to a press release from the water association. Honeyville won the competition and will represent the Beehive State at the national competition in Washington, D.C., next year.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more