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
REGIONAL CONTESTS
REGION DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS CONTEST WINNER
WESTERN 7/20/2019 Rochester Public Market Rochester, NY 14603
CAPITAL Alive@5 Tricentennial Park, Albany, NY 12207
METRO American Museum of Natural History Central Park W & 79th St, New York, NY 1002 (81st Street Entrance)
CENTRAL 8/10/2019 2 PM – 4 PM Rosamond Gifford Zoo One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204
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
CHAUTAUQUA
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
NASSAU
ONEIDA  Boonville Oneida County Fair
ONONDAGA  8/10/2019  11AM  Rosamond Gifford Zoo  One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204
ORANGE  Earth and water Festival  Thomas Bull Park, Montgomery, NY
ORLEANS 6/8/2019 12PM – 5PM  Albion Strawberry Festival Albion
OSWEGO  Oswego Regional Market  3921 Route 104, Town of New Haven
SARATOGA  Taste of Malta
SCHENECTADY  Schenectady Farmers Market
SUFFOLK  Farmingdale State College
TOMPLINS 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