West Hempstead, NY - May 20, 2013 - For the West Hempstead Water District, the 25th annual Drinking Water Week brought some extremely gratifying recognition and a coveted trophy to boot. The District was declared winner of the annual ‘Best Tasting Water Contest’ competition held May 5th through May 11th on the campus of Farmingdale State College.
Sponsored by the Long Island Water Conference, visitors were asked to sample drinking water from 21 water districts in a blind taste test. The West Hempstead Water District was chosen "best of breed," ahead of all other Nassau County water districts.
Commissioner John Sparacio, Chairman of the Board Of Commissioners commented, "This is a wonderful honor. Our people work hard to deliver the best tasting water without interruption. It’s also reassuring to know that West Hempstead customers can turn a tap and get the county’s best tasting water at a fraction of the cost of bottled water. In fact, our water is below the national average cost."
District Superintendent Robert P. York added, "It’s a friendly competition and a wonderful way to promote the quality and value of water here on Long Island. Everyone at the District is very proud to be selected Nassau’s champion."
The West Hempstead Water District serves some 8,000 customers from 11 wells, pumping over 11,000,000 gallons on average per day. The District maintains over 120 miles of water mains.
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) launched National Drinking Water Week to stress the importance of maintaining good quality drinking water. The week was given official government recognition in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.
For more information, contact Mr. Robert P. York at 575 Birch Street, West Hempstead, NY 11552, via phone at (516) 483-1180, or visit www.westhempsteadwater.org.