Media Advisory: Metropolitan Region Drinking Water Taste Contest to be Held at Natural History Museum

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 21, 2009) - Five Metropolitan Region communities will compete in the Regional Drinking Water Taste competition for best-tasting drinking water Monday, August 24 at the American Museum of Natural History from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The top two finishers will compete for the championship at the New York State Fair on September 1. New York City was voted state champion last year.

The annual competition is sponsored by the New York State Department of Health and The American Water Works Association, New York Section.

The general public will participate in a blind taste test featuring liquid refreshment from the following public drinking water supplies, winners of their county-level competitions:

  • Bethpage Water District, Nassau County
  • New York City
  • Village of Monroe, Orange County
  • Greenlawn Water District, Suffolk County
  • City of Yonkers, Westchester County

WHAT: State Drinking Water Taste Test Competition between five Metropolitan Region communities. This non-scientific competition highlights the importance of safe, clean, and healthy drinking water.

WHERE: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

WHEN: Monday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Announcement of the winners will be onsite within minutes of the conclusion of the contest.