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September 2, 2013
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester has won the annual New York State Drinking Water Taste Test.
The state health department says about 250 people at the State Fair in Syracuse participated in the contest. They selected Rochester's water as the tastiest among 10 water systems chosen in regional competitions.
The Mohawk Valley village of Fort Plain came in second.
Rochester draws an average of 21.1 million gallons of water daily from Hemlock and Canadice Lakes.
The other finalists were the Wyoming County village of Arcade; the village of Barneveld in Oneida County; the Bolton Point Water System in Tompkins County; the Broome County town of Conklin; the town of Guilderland in Albany County; the village of Hoosick Falls in Rensselaer County; the village of Mount Vernon in Westchester County; and New York City.
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