WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- White Plains was voted the best tasting water in the county in a recent tasting contest held by the Westchester County Department of Health.
White Plains won the blind tasting contest with a total score of 80 points. Mount Vernon and Scarsdale came in second and third with 72 and 64 points, respectively.
The contest was held to promote the excellent quality of Westchester tap water and to highlight the role of the county health department in assuring drinking water quality.
“We’re all winners, because Westchester’s drinking water is excellent,” County Executive Rob Astorino said in a statement. “Thank you to the professionals who work to assure the water not only tastes good, but is good for you.”
The 10 participating water suppliers in this year’s competition were: Bedford Consolidated Water District, Village of Elmsford, Greenburgh Consolidated Water District #1, Village of Ossining, City of Peekskill, Village of Scarsdale, United Water New Rochelle, City of White Plains, City of Yonkers and the City of Mount Vernon.