Rochester's Tap Water? It's the best tasting in New York. At least that's according to judges -- fairgoers -- at the New York State Fair. After 27 years, Rochester's water has won this year's New York State Water Tasting Championship. Over 150 towns and villages around the state submitted samples, and Rochester's was voted best tasting. City Water Bureau Director Robert Morrison says this is a result of having Hemlock and Canadice lakes as our source water, and the excellent work done by employees to treat and deliver the water.