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Best taste in Westchester? 10 water suppliers compete during National Drinking Water Week

Help Choose the Best-Tasting Water in Westchester to Mark National Drinking Water Week

Join Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino on Tuesday, May 9, as he casts the first vote for the best tap water in Westchester.

Stop by the Westchester County Department of Health’s annual tap water contest in White Plains to join the judging and quench your thirst with water from around the county. Then, vote for the one you like the best. Held to highlight the quality of public water supplies during National Drinking Water Week, this year’s blind taste test will take place in front of the Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The water supply with the most votes will be declared the winner, and will compete regionally. The rain date is Wednesday, same time and place.

“We are all winners because we have access to a safe supply of this important natural resource that the county health department works hard to protect,” said Astorino. “Stop by and cast your vote.”

The 10 participating water suppliers in this year’s competition are: Village of Elmsford, Cortlandt Consolidated Water District #1, Greenburgh Consolidated Water District #1, City of Peekskill, Scarsdale Water Department, Suez Rate District #1, Mount Vernon Water Department, Ossining Water Department, City of Yonkers and City of White Plains.

Experts say a good glass of water should be clean, crisp, clear and cool. The county’s health department and the water suppliers sample the public waters routinely, and all contest participants meet all water quality standards.

For more information about the contest or other water quality initiatives, contact the Westchester County Department of Health at (914) 813-5000, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wchealthdept, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wchealthdept or visit www.westchestergov.com/health.

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