Water Taste Test Slated for Central New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 1, 2010) - The regional taste test to determine the best drinking water in Central New York will be held Wednesday, June 2. The top two finishers in this and the other four regional contests will compete for the championship at the New York State Fair this summer.

This popular, unscientific competition, sponsored by the New York State Department of Health will include five Central New York competitors, all of whom have won a county competition to advance to this stage. The annual New York State Water Taste Test, which has taken place for 24 years, highlights the importance of both taste and importance of clean, safe, high-quality drinking water.

Water experts will participate in a blind taste test featuring liquid refreshment from the public water supplies of the City of Syracuse (Onondaga County), Village of Pulaski (Oswego County), Village of Canton (St. Lawrence County), Village of St. Johnsville (Montgomery County) and the winner of Madison County.

WHAT

The regional taste test to determine the best drinking water in Central New York. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the contest.

WHEN

Wednesday, June 2, 1-2:30 p.m.

WHERE

Hinerwadel's Grove, 5300 West Taft Road, North Syracuse

The top two contestants from each of five regional events being held across the State will compete at the State Fair in Syracuse on Aug. 31 to determine who has the best tasting water in New York State. The champion will be announced at a special presentation at the Fair and will receive a plaque and the tribute of two official highway signs proclaiming the honor.