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

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)
BROOME
CATTARAUGUS
CHAUTAUQUA
CORTLAND  6/2/2018  10AM – 2PM  City of Cortland Water Works  Broadway Street
HAMILTON, ESSEX, & FRANKLIN
MADISON
MONROE
MONTGOMERY
NASSAU  Oyster Bay
ONEIDA
ONONDAGA  8/11/2018  11AM  Rosamond Gifford Zoo  One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204
ORANGE  6/2/2018  11AM – 2PM  Earth and water Festival  Thomas Bull Park, Montgomery, NY
ORLEANS  6/9/2018  12 PM  Albion Strawberry Festival
OSWEGO
RENSSELAER
SARATOGA
SCHENECTADY
SENECA
ST. LAWRENCE
SUFFOLK  5/7-9/2018  9AM – 2PM  Farmingdale State College  Greenlawn
TOMPKINS
WESTCHESTER  5/8/2018  City of White Plains  City of Yonkers Water Department
WYOMING  5/2/2018  9AM – 12PM  Letchworth State Park
REGIONAL CONTESTS
REGION DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
NORTHERN
WESTERN
CAPITAL
METRO
CENTRAL  8/11/2018 2 PM – 4 PM Rosamond Gifford Zoo One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204
STATE CONTEST
AREA DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
STATEWIDE  New York State Fair  581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, NY