The New York town of Ballston recently voted to stop buying water from Saratoga County after testing revealed some concerns over water quality.
The town of Ballston buys water from both the Saratoga County Water Authority and the neighboring Town of Glenville. Recent testing revealed that treated water from Saratoga County contains an elevated level of chlorination byproducts. However, the levels are not higher than federal standards.
Distrust in government was a theme that dominated discussion at a town hall meeting with Congressman Paul Tonko in the Saratoga County Town of Ballston Wednesday night.
Tonko, a Democrat of New York’s 20th District, met with constituents at the Ballston Town Hall on Wednesday. The meeting was the sixth of its kind the congressman has held in his district during the current Congressional session.
"I like the outreach. I like gathering with constituents and opening it up to every question and any question that could be imagined," said Tonko.