Westchester Water Taste Test Winners

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Westchester residents sample water from nine county water suppliers Friday for a blind taste test. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Nearly 200 Westchester residents voted Mount Vernon the tastiest water in the county during an annual blind taste test of the county’s water suppliers Friday.


Do You Agree That The City Of Mount Vernon Has the Tastiest Water In Westchester?

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Do You Agree That The City Of Mount Vernon Has the Tastiest Water In Westchester?

  • Yes, I Find Reasons To Go To Mount Vernon Just To Drink The Water

  • No, I Don't Taste A Difference From Town To Town

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Among nine participating water suppliers, the City of Mount Vernon, labeled “A” in the blind taste test, received 47 votes. Briarcliff Manor Village, labeled “B”, followed with 29 votes. Elmsford, labeled “C”, came in third with 21 votes.

The contest was as part of National Drinking Water Week and to promote Westchester's tap water quality and highlight the role of the county health department in assuring drinking water quality.

The other participants were labeled as follows in the blind taste contest Tuesday:

  • B – Briarcliff Manor Village
  • C – Elmsford Village
  • D - Scarsdale
  • E – United Water New Rochelle
  • F – Cortlandt Consolidated Water District
  • G – City of White Plains
  • H – City of Yonkers
  • I - City of Peekskill

In past years, the winners were: 2012 – Cortlandt Consolidated; 2011 – United Water New Rochelle; 2010 - Ossining; 2009 – Yonkers; 2008 – Croton on Hudson; 2007 – Yonkers; 2006 – Croton on Hudson; 2005 – United Water New Rochelle; 2004 – Yonkers; 2003 – Yonkers.

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can you check on reports of a chemical called "chloramine" being added to Mamaroneck water supply? Sometimes the tap water has a terrible chemical odor, undrinkable and over rides charcoal filters. Can't be good for our health. THanks!


I know West Harrison didn't participate. They have the worst tasting water. It comes out of Rye Lake. It's so bad, I don't even want to shower in it. I grew up in Mt. Vernon, and by far, it is the best water in Westchester.


Peekskill water smells like a swimming pool!


Mt Kisco water smells like Clorox.

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