SCHENECTADY COUNTY -- Residents of the city of Schenectady have the best-tasting drinking water in the county, according to the majority of voters in this year's annual county-wide drinking water taste contest.
The competition was held on Wednesday afternoon during the farmers market in downtown Schenectady. The town of Rotterdam placed second.
During the competition, visitors to the farmers market were invited to taste blind samples and vote for their top two favorites. Two points for a first-place vote and one point for a second-place vote were awarded. Other competitors included the town of Niskayuna, the village of Scotia and previous champion, the town of Glenville.
Schenectady last won the title in 2015, when it also won the regional title. Schenectady will now go on to the regional competition in Albany and, if successful, the state finals held at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.
"Congratulations city of Schenectady for taking the title Best Tasting Drinking Water in Schenectady County,” said Anthony Jasenski, chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature. “Thank you to everyone who came down to be part of the competition and helped choose the winner.”