2019 TAP WATER TASTE CONTEST

 

 

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TAP WATER TASTE CONTEST

2019 marks the 33rd 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.

2019 New York State’s Tap Water Taste Contest Events Schedule

STATE CONTEST
AREA DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
STATEWIDE 8/29/2019 12PM – 2PM NY State Fair; Colonnade West – By the DEC Aquarium 581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, NY Village of Freeport (C)
REGIONAL CONTESTS
REGION DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
WESTERN 7/20/2019 Rochester Public Market Rochester, NY 14603 City of Rochester
CAPITAL 7/25/19 5PM Alive@5 Tricentennial Park, Albany, NY 12207 City of Schenectady (A)
METRO 8/5/2019 American Museum of Natural History Central Park W & 79th St, New York, NY 1002 (81st Street Entrance)  -TIE-                            NYC & Village of Freeport
CENTRAL 8/10/2019 2 PM – 4 PM Rosamond Gifford Zoo One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204 City of Syracuse
LOCAL CONTESTS
COUNTY DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
ALBANY  5/9/2019  11AM – 1PM  Empire State Plaza Concourse  Between Madison Avenue, State Street, Swan Street, and Eagle Street Green Island Water District (A)
ALLEGANY 5/16/2019 Wellsville
CORTLAND  6/1/2019  10AM – 2PM  City of Cortland Water Works  Broadway Street
MADISON  Chittenango School Health Fair
MONROE  6/8/2019  9AM  Rochester Public Market City of Rochester
NASSAU Incorporated Village of Freeport Water Dept.
ONONDAGA 8/10/2019 11AM  Rosamond Gifford Zoo One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204
ORLEANS  6/8/2019  12PM – 5PM Albion Strawberry Festival Albion Lyndonville
OSWEGO 6/27/2019 4:15PM-8PM  West 1st Street, Oswego Town of Richland
RENSSELAER 7/24/2019 11AM-12PM Village of Nassau
SARATOGA 7/23/2019 10:30Am-11:45AM Southern Saratoga YMCA Saratoga County Water Authority (A)
SCHENECTADY  Schenectady Farmers Market City of Schenectady
SUFFOLK  Farmingdale State College Greenlawn Water District
TOMPKINS 4/28/2019 12PM – 4PM Ithaca Streets Alive Ithaca
WESTCHESTER   5/7/2019 10AM – 2:30PM City of White Plains Elmsford Village Water Supply
WYOMING 5/8/2019 9AM – 12PM Letchworth State Park Village of Castile