The Plainview Water District has best tasting water in Nassau County in a contest conducted Thursday by Long Island Water Conference.
Plainview now goes on to face The Suffolk County Water Authority next week to determine Long Island's best in the conference's 27th annual competition.
“We are ecstatic to learn the results of the competition and are proud to know that our Nassau County residents acknowledge the contributions of our hard-working District employees to provide the best tasting and highest quality drinking water in all of Nassau County,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Andrew Bader. “It is an honor to be recognized by fellow water service providers and highly skilled engineers who work vigorously to provide the best quality to all of Long Island.”
Residents were invited to two venues for a blind taste taste of Long Island water. Residents selected the Suffolk County Water Authority and Plainview Water District as having the best tasting water in each county. The winners will compete in a taste-off to determine which district has the best-tasting water on Long Island and go on to the state-wide competition later this summer.
“I am pleased to congratulate the Suffolk County Water Authority and Plainview Water District on being named the best tasting water in their respective counties,” said Water Conference Chair Frank Koch. “This contest, held in celebration of National Drinking Water Week, allows residents to sample the great tasting water not only in their own town, but also throughout Long Island. The contest emphasizes the importance of protecting the purity and availability of this vital resource.”
The Long Island Water Conference is an association of more than 50 public water suppliers dedicated to providing a safe and reliable supply of public drinking water for over 3 million people in the Nassau/Suffolk area. Its members maintain over 1,000 supply wells, 10,800 miles of water mains and nearly 79,000 fire hydrants across the Island, guarding against contamination and ensuring quality service for a region more populous than 20 states.