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The city of about 25,000 people was ranked second in the same competition. Emporia has a history of performing well at the event. In 2013, it was awarded the top prize for its municipal H2O. Turbidity, cloudiness or haziness of the water, is cleaner than the allowable limit because of new filters added in 1996, according local government data.