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Blue Mountain Lake Water District Wins the Title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in New York State
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 1, 2015) – New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that the Blue Mountain Lake Water District in Hamilton County, has claimed the top spot in the 29th Annual New York Tap Water Taste Contest, held at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.
The New York State Tap Water Taste Contest is a non-scientific, friendly competition intended to highlight the importance of taste and quality in drinking water, a vital public health resource.
"Access to clean, healthy water is essential for all New Yorkers" said New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. "This friendly competition highlights one of our most precious resources; safe, great tasting water. Congratulations to the Blue Mountain Lake Water District and to all of this year's competitors.
The results were announced today at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. More than 200 fairgoers put their taste buds to the test to select the winner from five water systems that won regional contests. The regional finalists competing in the championship round were:
DOH has regulatory oversight of all public drinking water systems in New York State. The 29th annual contest was sponsored by DOH under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperative agreement with the DOH Environmental Health Specialist Water Program.
The Tap Water Taste Contest is also sponsored by the Water and Wastewater Education and Outreach Committee (WWEOC), which is comprised of state and local government agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency, professional associations, engineering firms, water operators, wastewater organizations, community leaders, and training providers. Its mission is to elevate, promote, and attract talented individuals into the water profession and to raise awareness of the value of water and wastewater services with the public and elected officials in New York State and nationwide.
WATER USE RESTRICTION
Due to extreme drought conditions the Village of Lyndonville declares that a water shortage condition now exists throughout the area served by the Village of Lyndonville.
The Village of Lyndonville and the Town of Yates (District 4) are implementing Stage 1 of the Water Conservation and Water Use Restriction policy. These restrictions shall remain in effect until the supply of water available for distribution is replenished.
The following restrictions apply to all customers:
A. No Person or entity shall cause, permit or allow:
3. The washing of any street, sidewalk, driveway, outdoor areaway, outdoor steps, building exterior or other structure by means of a hose, fire hydrant, or other active source connected to the water system.
4. The use of water from the water system for any ornamental purpose, including but not limited to use in fountains, artificial waterfalls, reflecting pools, lakes and ponds.
5. The use of water from the water system to water any lawn, ornamental shrub, plant or tree, except that:
6. The opening or use of any fire hydrant, or of the water there from, for any purpose other than fire protection except in accordance with a permit obtained from the DPW Department and only for the period of and the purpose authorized by such permit and in strict adherence to all terms and conditions set forth therein;
7. The operation of any air conditioning system utilizing water from the water system in a cooling tower, unless within 30 days from the effective date of this regulation a separate meter is installed to continuously measure the flow of water to the cooling tower.
8. Operate any air condition system in excess of two tons of rated capacity or greater or any refrigeration unit rated at 10 horsepower or greater using water from the Village water system, unless such air condition system or refrigeration unit is equipped with a water re-circulating device approved by the Department of Public Works and;
9. The use of water from the water system to fill or maintain the water level in any swimming pool, except that, provided the pool is operated with re-circulating equipment, water may be used to fill the pool once during each calendar year, and thereafter may be used as necessary to maintain the water level in such pool.
John Belson - Mayor - Village of Lyndonville Jim Simon - Supervisor - Town of Yates
Dated: July 13, 2016