GUILDERLAND, N.Y. - The votes are in. The town of Guilderland has won Albany County's Drinking Water Taste Test.
The competition was held Tuesday at the County Office Building on State Street. Guilderland scored 63 total points, while the Latham Water District finished second with 41 total points.
Samplers were asked to try the water and then fill out a survey with their preferences. Two points were awarded for each first place vote and one point was awarded for each second place vote. Other municipalities participating included Albany, Bethlehem and Green Island.
The Town of Guilderland will go on to compete in the regional competition to be held later this summer. The top two winners at the regional contest will advance to the state finals to be held at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The winner of the State competition gets bragging rights as the best tasting water in New York State.