2018 TAP WATER TASTE CONTEST

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TAP WATER TASTE CONTEST

2018 marks the 32st 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.

2018 New York State’s Tap Water Taste Contest Events Schedule

 

STATE CONTEST
AREA DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
STATEWIDE 8/30/2018 12PM – 2PM NY State Fair; Colonnade West – By the DEC Aquarium 581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, NY New York City (Pitcher labelled C)
REGIONAL CONTESTS
REGION DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
WESTERN 7/28/2018 9:30AM-11:30 Rochester Public Market Rochester, NY 14603 Village of Holley
CAPITAL 7/26/2018 5PM – 7PM Alive@5 Tricentennial Park, Albany, NY 12207 Saratoga County Water Authority
METRO 8/21/2018 10AM – 11AM 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 8/10/2018 2 PM – 4 PM Rosamond Gifford Zoo One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204 Village of McGraw
LOCAL CONTESTS
COUNTY DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
ALBANY  5/8/2018  11AM – 1PM  Empire State Plaza Concourse  Between Madison Avenue, State Street, Swan Street, and Eagle Street Green Island Water District (D)
CHAUTAUQUA  6/16/2018  10AM-2PM  Chautauqua Mall City of Jamestown BPU
CORTLAND  6/2/2018  10AM – 2PM  City of Cortland Water Works  Broadway Street Village of McGraw
MADISON  5/15/2018  3PM-5PM  Chittenango School Health Fair
MONROE  6/7/2018  8AM  Rochester Public Market City of Rochester
NASSAU Oyster Bay
ONEIDA  7/24/2018  11AM  Boonville Oneida County Fair
ONONDAGA  8/10/2018  11AM  Rosamond Gifford Zoo  One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204 OCWA
ORANGE  6/2/2018  11AM – 2PM  Earth and water Festival  Thomas Bull Park, Montgomery, NY City of Newburgh
ORLEANS  6/9/2018  12 PM  Albion Strawberry Festival Albion & Holley Municipal Water (TIE)
OSWEGO  6/13/2018  Oswego Regional Market  3921 Route 104, Town of New Haven Town of Richland
SARATOGA  7/17/2018  5:30PM  Taste of Malta Saratoga County Water Authority
SCHENECTADY  7/12/2018  Schenectady Farmers Market Town of Glenville
SUFFOLK  5/7-9/2018  9AM – 2PM  Farmingdale State College Greenlawn
WESTCHESTER  5/8/2018  City of White Plains City of Yonkers Water Department
WYOMING  5/2/2018  9AM – 12PM  Letchworth State Park Village of Arcade