South Australia’s best tasting tap water has been revealed in the annual Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water competition hosted by the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA).

Competing against water samples from Water Treatment Plants in Renmark and Loxton the title was awarded to Murray Bridge during the virtual WIOA awards ceremony.

WIOA Managing Director, George Wall, congratulated Murray Bridge and shortlisted finalists.

“Well done to each of our grand finalists. The high standard of water delivered by these water suppliers made the judges’ task of selecting a winner a challenge, albeit a welcome one,” Mr Wall said.

“So congratulations to the operators at Murray Bridge, who have been doing a fantastic job treating the water from the Murray River to a standard that has been judged best in the state.

“This is a great outcome considering the Murray has been in flood for an extended period of time.”

Murray Bridge will go on to represent Australia at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition held in West Virginia, USA.

The annual Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water competition raises awareness of Australia’s drinking water quality, and to recognise the efforts of local water service providers in delivering valuable water services to their communities.

Water samples are subjected to a blind taste test and rated according to the Water Tasting Wheel, which outlines some of the attributes that water professionals use when judging water such as colour, clarity, odour and taste.

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