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May 19, 2014

Oswego County Holds 24th Annual Best-Tasting Drinking Water Contest

OSWEGO - The Oswego County Health Department's Environmental Division will hold its 24th annual best-tasting drinking water contest on Thursday, June 5, at the Oswego Farmer's Market on West First Street.

"Last year was our first time with a spot at the Oswego Farmer's Market and there was a good turnout," said Natalie Roy, associate public health sanitarian for the Oswego County Health Department. "The Village of Mexico took first place in the contest, which is a friendly competition to remind people of the importance of protecting our water resources in Oswego County and across New York State."

Visitors will vote for their favorite samples of drinking water from various municipal systems in Oswego County. The winner of the county competition advances to the Syracuse regional contest in June, and regional winners will compete for the state title at the New York State Fair in August.

This year's competition is run by the Water and Wastewater Education and Outreach Committee and the Oswego County Health Department's Environmental Division. For information about the drinking water contest, call the Oswego County Health Department at 349-3557 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3557.

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