Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia 2022 prize goes to Melbourne Water

The winner of Australia’s best tasting tap water has been announced at the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

Similar to a wine tasting competition, the judges sipped water samples, assessing the best colour, clarity, odour and taste at the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s competition in Casino, New South Wales.

Melbourne Water proudly took out top honours, with the prestigious prize awarded to a sample from the Cresswell Water Treatment Plant.

Melbourne Water Managing Director, Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo, has raised a glass of water in celebration, saying she is thrilled with the result.  

“The Cresswell plant produces drinking water for the Healesville area and is a wonderful example of the world-class water Melbourne Water produces right throughout Melbourne.”

Dr Di Lorenzo said the competition was tough, congratulating the Melbourne Water team and the other finalists. 

“We are very excited about the next step, which is representing Australia on the world stage at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition in the USA in February.” 

While Melbourne Water manages the water supply catchments, major water storages and operates the treatment plant, Yarra Valley Water distributes the award-winning water to the Healesville community. 

Yarra Valley Water Managing Director, Pat McCafferty, said the company is delighted to be providing the best tasting water in Australia to its customers.  

“To be recognised at a national level is a huge achievement and demonstrates the excellent quality of Melbourne’s water,” Mr McCafferty said.  

“We’d also like to acknowledge everyone in the water industry who’s dedicated to providing safe drinking water for their communities.” 

Featured image: Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia 2022 prize goes to Melbourne Water. Image: Melbourne Water.

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