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> 19th Annual Tompkins County Water Week & Water Taste Test

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Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director


Monday, April 29, 2013

For more information contact:
Kristee Morgan or Chris Laverack at 607-274-6688


19th Annual Tompkins County Water Week & Water Taste Test

(ITHACA, N.Y., April 29, 2013) —The Tompkins County Division of Environmental Health and the City of Ithaca Water Treatment Plant will be hosting National Drinking Water Week events on Sunday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market.  Throughout the  day representatives from local governments, citizens’ organizations, and non-profits will be providing the 19th annual drinking water taste test, demonstrations of specialized monitoring and inspection equipment, models of groundwater movement and surface water runoff, educational computer games for children, hands-on displays, and lots of water-related information.  Please visit the Tompkins County Health Department's website at for more detailed and updated information. 

To complement the Farmer’s Market event, tours can be scheduled for the week of May 5–10, with the Bolton Point Water System (277-0660), the City of Ithaca Drinking Water Plant (273-4680), the Cornell Drinking Water Plant (255-3381), and the Cayuga Heights Sewage Treatment Plant (273-4461).  Please call to make arrangements.

The Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom and Ithaca Boat Tours will offer cruises throughout the day aboard the MV Haendel. One hour narrated cruises, focusing on the health and natural history of Cayuga Lake, will depart at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from the Farmers' Market dock. A two-hour "Floating Classroom-style" eco-cruise will depart at 2:30 p.m., and will feature hands-on water quality and lake study activities perfect for mixed age-groups. "Community Access" coupons are available through the Floating Classroom to ensure its programs are affordable for all, and will be available dockside upon request. Reservations and information are available at and

Main Coordinator (General Information):  Roxy Johnston, City of Ithaca Water Treatment Facility
Telephone: 273-4680, e-mail:

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