The Westchester County Department of Health held its annual water tasting contest today in White Plains, where residents sampled water from seven of the County’s water suppliers and proclaimed New Rochelle their favorite.
The blind taste test was held in recognition of National Drinking Water Week outside of the Michaelian Office Building on Martine Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Two hundred and one people sampled water from the Village of Elmsford, Greenburgh Consolidated Water District #1, New Rochelle United Water, Ossining Water Department, the City of Peekskill, the City of White Plains and the City of Yonkers. The reigning champion of last year’s blind taste test was Ossining Water Department. United Water New Rochelle received the most votes, 67, and the runner-up was Greenburgh Consolidated Water District #1, with 29 votes. The City of White Plains came in third, with 28 votes.
In prior years, the winners were as follows: 2010 - Ossining; 2009 – Yonkers; 2008 – Croton on Hudson; 2007 – Yonkers; 2006 – Croton on Hudson; 2005 – United Water New Rochelle; 2004 – Yonkers; 2003 – Yonkers.
For more information about the contest or other water quality initiatives, contact the Westchester County Department of Health at 914-813-5000 or visit www.westchestergov.com/health.