July 17, 2008
Pulaski Takes Title for Oswego County's Best-Tasting Drinking Water
The village of Pulaski holds the new title for the best-tasting drinking water in Oswego County. Six municipal water districts took part in the 18th annual contest, held July 5 at the Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek.
Visitors to the Oswego County Health Department's display were invited to taste six samples of public drinking water and cast votes for their first and second choices. When all the votes were counted, village of Pulaski was the winner with 103 points. The City of Fulton placed second with 78 points; Town of Richland, third, 75 points; Village of Mexico, fourth, 68 points; City of Oswego, fifth, 54 points; and Town of Orwell, sixth, 36 points.
One hundred thirty-eight people voted for their favorite choices in the contest.
The Environmental Division of the Oswego County Health Department sponsors the annual competition in conjunction with the New York chapter of the American Water Works Association. The Town of Richland won the competition last year.
“Pure water is essential to our good health and the health of our communities. This contest helps to remind people of the importance of protecting our water resources in Oswego County and across New York State,” said Natalie Roy, associate sanitarian for the Oswego County Health Department.
Pulaski's water will be entered in a regional competition. Regional finalists will compete at the New York State Fair for the state's best-tasting drinking water, a title held by the village of Mexico in 2002 and 1991.
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