Richland Takes Title for Oswego County’s Best-Tasting Drinking Water

The Town of Richland holds the new title for the best-tasting drinking water in Oswego County. Six municipal water districts took part in the 19th annual contest, held July 4 at the Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek.

Visitors were invited to taste samples of public drinking water and cast votes for their first and second choices. When all the votes were counted, Richland was the winner with 40 points. The village of Pulaski placed second with 32 points, followed by Mexico with 31, Fulton with 29, Oswego with 22, and Orwell with 14 points.

Richland won the competition in 2007, and the village of Pulaski won last year.

Fifty-six people voted in the contest, which is sponsored by the Environmental Division of the Oswego County Health Department in conjunction with the New York chapter of the American Water Works Association.

Richland’s water will be entered in a regional competition and regional finalists from around the state will compete at the New York State Fair for the state’s best-tasting drinking water. The village of Mexico earned the honor of best in the state in 2002 and 1991.

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