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County Executive George Latimer sips a sample of Dept. of Health certified grade-A H2O.
There’s a new champ in town.
Every year, nine of the county’s public water suppliers gather near City Hall and the Westchester County Department of Health in White Plains to compete for the title of tastiest water in the county. In a blind taste test, local residents — including County Executive George Latimer himself — sampled each of the refreshing glasses and cast their votes.
For the first time in three years, Yonkers is not the city that will be advancing to the regional competition. The defending champions went head to head with the eight other communities, and by the will of the 113 county pedestrians who came out to vote, Elmsford Water District won in a mighty upset.
CE Latimer casts his vote for his favorite cup along with 113 other locals. Coaster, the newly revamped Playland mascot, presumably voted for Rye.
“After drinking tap water from around the County today, I can tell you that Westchester water tastes great and we shouldn’t take this natural resource for granted,” Latimer says. “It’s reassuring to know we have professionals working behind the scenes to maintain and assure the high quality of our drinking water.”
Much like another highly valued resource, diamonds, county experts say the ideal glass of water can be described by qualities all beginning with the letter C: A perfect glass is clean, crisp, clear, and — most importantly in the warmer months — cool.
Elmsford will now compete against other leading taps from the region and, perhaps ultimately, the state championship at the Great New York State Fair at summer’s end in Syracuse.