Wabeno's Water

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

There are not too many people outside of Wabeno who are familiar with the town.

Up until now, those who live there are about the only ones who have heard of it.

But what's located underneath the town, may be about to put Wabeno on the map.

"I feel, and I'm quite sure, once people start buying this and tasting this, and seeing it, they're gonna want it," said Ralph McHugh, Wabeno Sanitary District Chairman.

Wabeno's drinking water has recently been recognized as the best tasting water in the state and one of the best in the country.

So McHugh decided to capitalize on his city's tasty Agua.

On Friday, Wabeno had the first shipment of their water returned to them, bottled and ready to go, so it could be sold by the town.

"If it does as well as I think it should, we'll be smiling a lot more than we are today," said Lloyd Fulcer, Wabeno Town Chairman.

Right now, their plans are small, but Fulcer says he would love to eventually see Wabeno's water on supermarket shelves across the state and beyond.

And according to the town's leaders, with water that tastes this good, that idea is not so far-fetched.

"You can't get it any purer than what we've got," said McHugh.

Wabeno is selling its water for two reasons. First, to help organizations like the fire department and the high school, and second, to help pay down the city's 50-year-old debt.

And if you want to try the water yourself, it's available at the Wabeno Chamber of Commerce.


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