Water purification contests are becoming increasingly popular, but the water-purifying contest in Kirkland is no different.
This year’s contest saw about 50 water purifiers and filtration equipment enter.
The water was purified and sold to a local company.
The winning filtrators were chosen by a judging panel that included an engineering professor and a local water engineer.
The winner of the contest will receive a $25,000 prize.
The Kirkland Water Purification Contest winner, David Hogg, of Linn County, said it’s a fun competition to participate in.
“It’s kind of a cool way to get involved in something that’s a little bit cool, you know?
You get to compete with other people and it’s something I’m going to continue to do,” Hogg said.
The contest is a collaboration between the Kirkland Police Department, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the International Society of Water Quality (ISSWEQ).
The contest has grown to include other cities and towns in the U, U.K., Italy, France, Belgium, and Switzerland.