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Westchester Water Taste Test Winners

Westchester residents sample water from nine county water suppliers Friday for a blind taste test.
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.

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.