The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) will stage the 3rd Ixom Best Tap Water in Australia competition on Wednesday 18 October 2017 in Launceston, Tasmania, the town from which last year’s winning sample was taken.
Using a blind taste test approach samples will be arbitrated on colour, clarity, odour and taste. The winners from the state Ixom Tap Water Taste Tests have been announced throughout the year and the top drops from the winning water providers are now invited to submit these samples at the national competition.
The winner of the Ixom 2017 Best Tap Water in Australia competition will get bragging rights for the next 12 months and will then go on to represent Australia at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition held in West Virginia, USA.
The finalists invited to submit samples are:
Sample taken from: Mt Kynoch Scheme
Sample taken from: Mt Stromolo WTP
Provider: Icon Water
Sample taken from: Morgan WTP
Provider: SA Water
Sample taken from: Fenton
Sample taken from: Merrijig WTP
Provider: Goulburn Valley Water
Despite the fun side to the competition, there is more serious undertone: honouring the hard work of those people who ensure safe, clean drinking water comes to our taps every day.