Dix Hills Wins Best-Tasting Water Competition

Long Islanders cast their votes to decide which town has the most thirst-quenching pipelines

The Dix Hills Water Districts provides the best-tasting drinking water on Long Island, say Long Islanders who cast ballots in the Long Island Water Conference’s 26th annual Best-Tasting Water Contest on Monday June 27.

The conference invited people at Farmingdale State College to participate in a blind taste-test, featuring over two dozen of Long Island’s water suppliers in May. Dix Hills was selected as the best-tasting water in Suffolk County, while the Bethpage Water District took top honors in Nassau.  The two winning districts went head-to-head in an inter-county “Taste-Off” yesterday at Lido Beach to determine which community is home to Long Island’s best-tasting water. 

“It gives me pleasure to award the Dix Hills Water District the coveted title of The Best-Tasting Water on Long Island,” Water Conference Chairman Karl Schweitzer said.  “This contest always allows our residents to take a second to remember how important our water is and to realize how good it is too.”

This year was Dix Hills' sixth county win. It also wet its competition in the New York State contest in 2000.

“We appreciate the judges’ reaffirmation of Dix Hills’ status as the best water on Long Island and look forward to the state competition, where we hope those judges will prove to have as refined and discriminating taste as the Long Island panel,” Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone said.

The Dix Hills Water District took on bottled water today. Check back later for a video to see if Dix Hills blew it's pricier plastic counterpart out of the water. 

“I am really excited for the next competition,” Chairman Schweitzer said.  “I know that our hometown water can go toe-to-toe with the bottled big shots.”


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