YONKERS, N.Y. -- Drink up, Yonkers residents.
Yonkers won the annual water taste test in White Plains Tuesday defeating 10 other municipalities. The taste test drew 128 people who sampled the water without knowing where it was from.
“We’re all winners because Westchester’s drinking water tastes great and is good for you,” said County Executive Rob Astorino. “It’s reassuring to know we have professionals working behind the scenes to maintain and assure the high quality of our drinking water.”
The City of Yonkers Water Bureau will advance to a regional competition this summer, and the regional champion will ultimately compete for statewide bragging rights at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse at the end of the summer.
The 10 participating water suppliers in this year’s competition were: Village of Elmsford, Cortlandt Consolidated Water District #1, Greenburgh Consolidated Water District #1, City of Peekskill, Scarsdale Water Department, Suez Rate District #1, Mount Vernon Water Department, Ossining Water Department, City of Yonkers and City of White Plains.