2017 TAP WATER TASTE CONTEST

 

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TAP WATER TASTE CONTEST

2017 marks the 31st year that the Tap Water Taste Contest (TWTC) has been held in New York State . The contest goal is to inform the general public about the value and quality of public drinking water through a fun, non-scientific competition. Currently, the TWTC is under the Water and Wastewater Education and Outreach Committee’s (WWEOC) management.

The TWTC is an opportunity for water systems across New York State to join together for a friendly competition. Not only do community water systems compete to be acknowledged for their achievements, the contest also provides an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the processes necessary to deliver clean and safe water for public use and consumption. A series of contests take place at the local and regional level. Participants will choose the best tasting tap water and winners will advance to regional competitions and eventually to the State Fair in Syracuse. Winners at the regional and State Fair competitions receive plaques in recognition from the WWEOC.

2017 New York State’s Tap Water Taste Contest Events Schedule

LOCAL CONTESTS
COUNTY DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
ALBANY  5/10/2017  11 am – 1 pm  Empire State Plaza Concourse  Between Madison Avenue, State Street, Swan Street, and Eagle Street  City of Albany
BROOME  7/28/2017  Town of Conklin
CATTARAUGUS  4/8/2017  12 pm – 3 pm  Greater Olean Home Show
551 East State Street

Olean, NY 14760

 Town of Hinsdale
CHAUTAUQUA  5/13/2017  10 am – 2 pm  Chautauqua Mall  318 E Fairmount Ave #1, Lakewood, NY 14750  Village of Cherry Creek
CORTLAND  6/3/2017  10 am – 2 pm  Cortland Water Works  94 Broadway Ave. Cortland, NY 13045  McGraw Village
HAMILTON, ESSEX, & FRANKLIN
MADISON
MONROE  7/8/2017  10:30am – 12:30pm  Nature at the Market  Rochester Public Market
MONTGOMERY  Village of St. Johnsville
NASSAU  5/8-10/2017  9 am – 2 pm  SUNY Farmingdale  2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735  Franklin Square Water District
ONEIDA  7/25/2017  11 am  Oneida County Fair
ONONDAGA  8/11/2017  11 am  Rosamond Gifford Zoo  One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204
ORANGE  6/3/2017  11 am –  Earth & Water Festival  Montgomery , NY 12549 Village of Montgomery
ORLEANS  6/10/2017  Lyndonville Municipal Water
OSWEGO  6/14/2017  4 pm  Oswego County Regional Market  3921 NY – 104, New Haven, NY 13114 Village of Pulaski
RENSSELAER
SARATOGA  7/18/2017  5:30 pm  Taste of Malta  Malta, NY  Clifton Park Water Authority
SCHENECTADY  7/20/2017  Farmer’s Market in Schenectady County  Town of Glenville
SENECA  6/10/2017  10 am – 12 pm Interlaken  Interlaken, NY 14847  Village of Waterloo
ST. LAWRENCE  7/14/2017  1 pm  Potsdam Summer Festival  Potsdam, NY 13676  Canton Village
SUFFOLK  5/8-10/2017  9 am – 2 pm  SUNY Farmingdale  2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735 South Huntington Water District
TOMPKINS  4/30/2017  Ithaca Streets Alive Event  Bolton Point
WESTCHESTER  5/9/2017 10 am – 2 pm City of White Plains City of Yonkers Water Department
WYOMING  5/2/2017 9 am – 12:30 pm  Letchworth State Park  Castile, NY 14427 Arcade Village
REGIONAL CONTESTS
REGION DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
NORTHERN  7/14/2017 1 PM Potsdam Summer Festival Potsdam, NY  Village of Canton
WESTERN  8/12/2017 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Flavors of Rochester at the Rochester Public Market Rochester, NY 14603  Village of Lyndonville
CAPITAL  8/3/2017 5 PM – 7 PM Alive at Five Tricentennial Park, Albany, NY 12207  City of Albany
METRO  8/21/2017 2:30pm – 4pm American Museum of Natural History Central Park W & 79th St, New York, NY 1002 (81st Street Entrance)  New York City Department of Environmental Protection
CENTRAL  8/11/2017 2 PM – 4 PM Rosamond Gifford Zoo One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204  Bolton Point SCLIWC
STATE CONTEST
AREA DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
STATEWIDE 8/31/2017 1 PM – 4 PM State Fair Grounds 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209  Village of Lyndonville