The Suffolk County Water Authority today was voted to have the best tasting water on Long Island by those casting their ballots in the Long Island Water Conference’s 28th annual Best-Tasting Water Contest.
"I would like to congratulate the Suffolk County Water Authority on this much-deserved accomplishment of having Long Island’s best-tasting water," said Long Island Water Conference Chairman Mike Boufis. "This contest is an excellent way to celebrate drinking water week and further shares with Long Islanders how great our drinking water is. "
Earlier this week, the Long Island Water Conference invited residents of Long Island to Farmingdale State College where they were asked to participate in a blind taste-test of water from dozens of suppliers across the island. On Wednesday, May 8, the Suffolk County Water Authority was named best tasting water in Suffolk and on Thursday, May 9, the West Hempstead Water District was named best tasting water in Nassau.
The final competition naming the Suffolk County Water Authority as the Best Tasting Water on Long Island took place at the Long Island Groundwater Symposium held today at Farmingdale State Park.
"Our top priority is providing our customers with some of the safest drinking water that can be found anywhere," said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeff Szabo. "But we’re thrilled that Long Island residents also found our water to be the best tasting."
The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.