Holley comes in 3rd at State Fair for best-tasting water

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 September 2018 at 2:34 pm

SYRACUSE – The Village of Holley came in third at the State Fair in the best-tasting water competition.

New York City’s water system won the top honor for best-tasting tap water, with the Saratoga County Water Authority in second place.

People at the State Far sampled the tap water on Aug. 30 and voted for their favorite. The Village of Lyndonville won the title last year.

Visitors taste samples with each cup labeled with only a letter. The results are unscientific. The New York Water and Wastewater Education and Outreach Committee organizes the competition, trying to highlight the importance of maintaining safe drinking water supplies.

Holley qualified for the State Fair after winning the Western Region Tap Water Taste Contest at the City of Rochester Public Market. Holley topped five water systems at the Rochester event, including the City of Rochester, Village of Albion, City of Jamestown and Village of Arcade.

Holley gets most of its water from a well on Powerline Road. The village pumps about 160,000 to 190,000 gallons a day from the well. Holley also buys some water from the Monroe County Water Authority.

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