Incorporated Village of Old Westbury Water Department Voted as the Best Tasting Water in Nassau County for Third Year in a Row

Hundreds of Long Islanders Participate in Long Island Water Conference’s Best Tasting Water Competition

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Old Westbury, NY - April 28, 2016 - The Long Island Water Conference recently announced that the 2014 and 2015 Nassau County reigning champs, the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury Water Department, has once again been voted this year’s Nassau County winner of the 31st annual Best-Tasting Water Contest. Hundreds of Long Island residents recently voted for the Department during a competition between over two dozen Nassau and Suffolk County water providers.

“Congratulations to the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury Water Department for being voted “Best-Tasting Water in Nassau County for the third consecutive year,” said Long Island Water Conference Chairman Ralph Pugliese. “The Department works tirelessly to provide the highest quality of water possible to their community each day and their efforts truly deserve this recognition.”

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 water suppliers. Water Experts of the water department, on behalf of Superintendent Thomas O’Connor, helped educate residents and FSC students about Long Island water quality and assisted in casting their ballots for best taste. Participants tested over 24 samples of water before naming the District as Nassau County’s winner.    

“We are honored by this recognition, and overjoyed that it came from feedback offered by our neighbors and residents.” Said Incorporated Village of Old Westbury Water Department Superintendent Thomas O’Connor. “The District is committed to providing an elite water supply to our community and we are proud Long Island residents continue to be pleased with our service. We look forward to the next opportunity to continue this conversation of water quality.”

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