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> Bolton Point Water Narrowly Clinches Top Honors at Tompkins County Taste Test

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Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director


Monday, May 16, 2011

For more information contact:
Chris Laverack, Public Health Sanitarian, 607-274-6688


Bolton Point Water Narrowly Clinches Top Honors at Tompkins County Taste Test

May 16, 2011 (Ithaca, N.Y.) — Nearly 150 people offered their opinions on the taste of water supplied by seven municipal water treatment plants within Tompkins County, with Bolton Point Water System receiving the highest number of favored votes.  The Tompkins County Health Department, in conjunction with the City of Ithaca Water Treatment Plant, held the Tompkins County drinking water taste test at the Ithaca Farmer's market on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

This friendly competition is put on to recognize all of the water treatment plants for the work they do to provide safe potable drinking water to the residents of Tompkins County.

Voters determined that Bolton Point has the best tasting water in the county, beating six other participating water treatment plants.

The Cornell water treatment plant came in a very close second, while the Trumansburg water treatment plant was third. In no particular order, the City of Ithaca, Newfield, Dryden and the Groton water treatment plants comprised the remainder of the field.

The Bolton Point water treatment plant will now represent our county in an upcoming regional competition held by the New York State Department of Health.