The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) held the 4th Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition Wednesday 17 October 2018 in Toowoomba, Queensland; the state from which last year’s winning sample was taken.
The community of Toowoomba was invited to take part in the judging at the Grand Central Shopping Centre with Wannon Water and their sample form the Hamilton Water Treatment Plant in Victoria announced the winner at 12.45pm Qld time.
Water providers from various regional and metropolitan areas across Australia have participated in state competitions during the year and each states best tasting tap water went head to head for the national title.
The winning tap water providers from each state at the national competition were:
- Queensland –Livingstone Shire Council – Yeppoon
- NSW – Port Macquarie Hastings Council – Port Macquarie
- Tasmania – TasWater – Bryn Estyn (Greater Hobart)
- South Australia – SA Water – Woolpunda WTP
- Victoria – Wannon Water – Hamilton WTP
The winner of the Ixom 2018 Best Tasting Tap Water competition will have bragging rights for the next 12 months and will go on to represent Australia at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition held in West Virginia, USA.