South Huntington, NY - April 28, 2016 - Hundreds of Long Island residents recently voted South Huntington Water District as the Suffolk County winner of the Long Island Water Conference’s 31st annual Best-Tasting Water Contest for the second year in a row. The District received the most ballots during a taste-test competition featuring over two dozen Nassau and Suffolk County water providers two years running.
“Congratulations to South Huntington Water District for once again earning the title of Suffolk County’s best-tasting water,” said Long Island Water Conference Chairman Ralph Pugliese. “This contest is a great way to celebrate National Drinking Water Week and the daily efforts made by local water suppliers such as South Huntington Water District. It also a unique opportunity for residents to become more knowledgeable about their own drinking water.”
The Long Island Water Conference (LIWC) invited residents of Long Island to Farmingdale State College (FSC) to participate in a blind taste-test of tap water from dozens of Long Island suppliers. Water experts of the South Huntington Water District, on behalf of Commissioners Paul Tonna, Dominick Feeney and Ciro DePalo, helped educate residents and FSC students about Long Island water quality. Participants tested over 24 samples of water before choosing South Huntington as the Suffolk County winner.
“We look forward to the opportunity to meet with Long Island residents and help them better understand their water supply by participating in this competition each year,” said South Huntington Water District Commissioner Paul Tonna. “To be named the Suffolk County winner for the second year in a row reflects on our District’s commitment to providing our residents with the highest quality of water possible and to safeguarding the Long Island’s water supply for years to come.”
The competition is a tradition in celebration of National Drinking Water Week each year. The week-long initiative aims to educate people worldwide about their own water supply and realize the importance of protecting it. Residents are encouraged to find ways they can conserve water in their homes and in their communities to maintain Long Island’s high quality water supply for future generations.
The Long Island Water Conference is an association of more than 50 public water suppliers dedicated to providing a safe and reliable supply of public drinking water for over 3 million people in the Nassau/Suffolk area. Its members maintain over 1,000 supply wells, 10,800 miles of water mains and nearly 79,000 fire hydrants across the Island, guarding against contamination and ensuring quality service for a region more populous than 20 states. For more information please visit liwc.org.