Plainview Water District Among Best on Long Island
The Plainview Water District has won the prestigious title of Best Tasting Tap Water in Nassau County 2004, as part of the celebrations for National Water Week. The contest, sponsored by the Long Island Water Conference and hosted by the Source Mall in Westbury, brought water purveyors from across Long Island together for a celebration of the region's exceptionally cool, clear, crisp-tasting water. Mall consumers, who served as judges in the contest, surveyed samples from approximately 30 water supplies from across the county. After all the votes were tallied, Plainview's water came out with the highest marks for taste and quality. Plainview went on to compete against the Suffolk County winner.
Rabid Raccoon Found in Nassau
On August 6, a pet dog killed a raccoon in Brookville. The raccoon was collected by a wildlife trapper, taken to a local animal hospital and shipped to the New York State Department of Health laboratory for testing. On August 9th, the New York State Department of Health informed the Nassau County Department of Health that the raccoon found in the county tested positive for raccoon rabies. All those who came in direct contact with the raccoon have been advised to get post-exposure treatment. The pet dog had been vaccinated against rabies and will get a booster vaccination.