By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County has the best rural water system in all of West Virginia.
And it tastes great, too.
That was the conclusion of the West Virginia Rural Water Association, which presented its Water System of the Year Award for 1997 last month at its convention in Canaan Valley, according to Berkeley County Public Service District General Manager Dan Campbell.
Chairman of the Board Ruby Kern told the Berkeley County Commission Thursday that the county's water ranked third in a blind taste test at the convention. She said about 30 water systems out of more than 220 in the state submitted samples for the contest.