Town of Richland has Oswego County’s best-tasting tap water

The Oswego County Legislature’s Health Services Committee presented the first-place award for best-tasting tap water to the town of Richland during the annual legislature meeting at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse in Pulaski. Pictured with county legislators are, from left in the front row, Richland Town Supervisor Daniel Krupke; Richland Town Water Supervisor Robert Hicks; Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang, Committee Chairman James Karasek, District 22; and Margaret Kastler, District 1. In the back row are Committee Vice Chairman Morris Sorbello, District 23; Milferd Potter, District 2; Frank Castiglia, Jr., District 25; Heather DelConte, District 18; and Shane Broadwell, District 17.

RICHLAND - The Oswego County Health Department’s Environmental Division held its 29th annual tap water taste contest which featured four municipal water districts. The town of Richland won the competition for the second year in a row.

The tasting was held on Thursday, June 27 at the Oswego farmers market. There were 154 participants who tasted the four tap water samples and voted for their first and second choices. Water from the town of Richland was the tasters’ favorite, followed by the village of Pulaski in second place. The village/town of Mexico earned third place and the city of Oswego placed fourth.

The contest was sponsored by the Oswego County Health Department’s Environmental Division in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health and the New York chapter of the Water and Wastewater Education and Outreach Committee.

For more information about the tap water taste contest, call the Oswego County Health Department’s Environmental Division at 315-349-3557.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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