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
|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)|
|CORTLAND||6/2/2018||10AM – 2PM||City of Cortland Water Works||Broadway Street|
|HAMILTON, ESSEX, & FRANKLIN|
|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|
|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|
|CENTRAL||8/11/2018||2 PM – 4 PM||Rosamond Gifford Zoo||One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204|
|STATEWIDE||New York State Fair||581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, NY|