June 24, 2013
The Village of Mexico captured the title of Oswego County's best-tasting drinking water in an informal contest held June 13 at the Oswego Farmers' Market. Five municipal water districts took part in the 23rd annual contest.
Visitors were invited to taste samples of public drinking water and cast votes for their first and second choices. Mexico was the winner with 55 points, followed by the Village of Pulaski with 51 points; Richland water district with 37 points; Oswego with 32 points; and Fulton with 26 points.
Mexico's water will be entered in a regional competition and regional finalists from around the state will compete at the New York State Fair for the state's best-tasting drinking water. The village of Mexico won the title of best-tasting drinking water in New York State in 2002 and 1991.
Sixty-seven people voted in the Oswego County contest, which is sponsored by the Environmental Division of the Oswego County Health Department in conjunction with the New York chapter of the American Water Works Association.
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