You may not have known this, but it's National Drinking Water Week.
So naturally, a competition is underway to determine which water supplier is the best tasting on Long island.
The blind taste-tests were conducted this week at Farmingdale State College
to determine a winner. This heated battle will be decided Friday when
the West Hempstead Water District faces off with the Suffolk County
Water Authority for the top honor.
fact, the taste-off is part of a larger conference on water quality and
ground-water issues facing Long Island. That conference takes place
beginning at 8 a.m. Friday at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park.
am pleased to congratulate The West Hempstead Water District on their
success in this year’s Best Tasting Water Contest,” said Long Island
Water Conference Chairman Michael Boufis. “The contest is a great way to
get residents involved and to celebrate National Drinking Water Week.”
Thursday, contest organizers invited Long Islanders to Farmingdale
State where they were asked to participate in a blind taste test of tap
water from suppliers around Nassau County. Long Islanders selected
the West Hempstead Water District as having the best tasting water in
On Wednesday, the test involved Suffolk County
water suppliers. The winner turned out to be the Suffolk County Water
Authority, organizers said.
The final taste-test will take place
at the first-ever, co-sponsored groundwater symposium hosted by the
Suffolk County Water Authority and the Long Island Water Conference on
Friday at Carlyle On The Green in Bethpage State Park.
Island Water Conference comprises more than 50 public water suppliers
serving more than 3 million people in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Its
members maintain more than 1,000 supply wells, 10,800 miles of water
mains and nearly 79,000 fire hydrants across the Island.
The public is invited to attend Friday's conference. If interested, contact Paige at516.829.8374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.