New York City doesn't have the only unfiltered water supply in the state. The city of Syracuse also drinks unfiltered water from Lake Skaneateles, making it one of just a handful of cities in the U.S. that are allowed by the EPA to drink unfiltered surface water.
Naturally, the hydrofracking debate is pretty fierce in Syracuse, though the issue isn't getting as much press as gas drilling in the NYC watershed.
Skaneateles water-drinker Laura Brazak, who attended a recent public forum in Onondaga County, was dismayed that 99% of her fellow Syracusans didn't show up.
Everybody can be on the side of water, right? And as one lady stated: "You can't drink money."