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St. Johnsville has best tasting water in county

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By JOSHUA THOMAS

For The Recorder

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- According to a taste test performed by 25 random individuals, the village has the best tasting water in Montgomery County.

The village's water was entered into a blind taste test held April 25 and 26 by the Montgomery County Water Quality Committee.

With the win, St. Johnsville's water will now move on to a regional contest held by the New York State Department of Health on undecided date in June.

If St. Johnsville wins either first or second place in that competition, their water will move on to this year's New York State Fair in Syracuse for statewide judging.

A half gallon of the village's water was collected by committee Treasurer Toni Christman from the village Department of Public Works, and it was put up against the city of Amsterdam, and villages of Fonda, Fultonville, Canajoharie, and Fort Plain.

"It's hard to get people to want to do a taste test," Christman said, but added that "those who were participating were really willing."

Christman said the results are sometimes surprising, with participants in the past voting a professionally bottled water the worst tasting.

The water taste test took place over the course of two days in two hour increments, with the water kept cold, at the same temperature.

Christman said that getting a good water sample is a process. It's not as though she shows up suddenly, and officials provide her with whatever water is laying around.

"They take care to give me good quality water before I leave," she said.

Mayor Bernard Barnes noted, "it's a team effort," crediting the entire water department for their exemplary work.

     

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