Webster, N.Y. - Village residents in Webster have a lot to consider as they visit polling stations, but the top issue for many is water.
Over the summer
, village leaders chose to stick with the ground water drawn from the Irondogenesee aquifer as opposed to switching to the Monroe County Water Authority.
"The first time I washed my car, I had water spots all over it, I had to wash it again," said Jack Spisak, a resident of three years.
It was complaints like his that led John Cahill to run for mayor against incumbent, Peter Elder.
"The hardness of the water has a very detrimental effect on all of your appliances," said Cahill.
Aside from displeasure with the state of Webster's water, Cahill said current village leadership has failed to properly manage the village's water business. He points to a report
by the New York State Comptroller that blasted management of the department's finances.
Elder acknowledges that the water is hard, but said switching to Monroe County water would be more expensive.
He said he would like to create softer water, though its unlikely anything will happen in the near future.
"When that's cost effective we certainly will, but not when its going to cost them double to get their water," said Elder. "That's not a fiscally responsible thing to do for anyone."
Elder also said the village fired an employee and fixed all of the items on the comptroller's checklist.
Polls are open until 9 p.m. Tuesday.