ITHACA, N.Y. — Who has the best tasting water in Tompkins County? Survey says Trumansburg.

Of the 90 people who sampled water from seven municipal water treatment plants in Tompkins County at Streets Alive! this past weekend, the majority thought water from the Village of Trumansburg water system was the top pour.

The Tompkins County Health Department and City of Ithaca Water Treatment Plant held the drinking water taste test Sunday, April 28 at Streets Alive! in Fall Creek. In a news release, the health department said, “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.”

The second-place winner was Bolton Point water treatment plant followed by the City of Ithaca. The other water samples that were tested came from Newfield, Groton, Dryden, and the Cornell water treatment plans.

After clinching the top water honor, the Village of Trumansburg water treatment plant will now move on to represent Tompkins County in an upcoming regional competition held by the New York State Department of Health.

For more scenes from the semi-annual Streets Alive! and 4-H Duck Race this weekend, check out a video recap by Jacob Mroczek.

Featured image: Attendees of Streets Alive! on Sunday taste water samples. (Photo courtesy of the Tompkins County Health Department.)

Kelsey O'Connor

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