Ixom – Australia’s Best Tasting Tap Water Competition

TasWater to host 2017 Best Tap Water in Australia Competition – Launceston 18 October 2017

The 2017 competition hots up – State Champions 

The 2017 National Competition will take place between 11.00am and 12.30pm in the Launceston Brisbane Street Mall (Tasmania) on Wednesday 18 October 2017. The winner, who will go on to represent Australia will be announced at 12.45pm.

The community are invited to come attend, try the various state samples and cast their vote for the Best Tasting Water in Australia.

The 2017 – State Champions 

Ixom Water Taste Test state winners have been decided at events through the year and the top drops from the various state competitions will be submitted for the national competition.

State Water Provider Treatment Facility
ACT/NSW Icon Water Mt StomoloWTP
Queensland Toowoomba Regional Council Mt Kynock WTP
South Australia SAWater Morgan WTP
Tasmania TasWater Lake Fenton Scheme
Victoria Goulburn Valley Water Merrijig WTP

Although competition is tough, this event is really a celebration of the fact that some of the best tasting and safest water in the world is produced right here in Australia by people who have a great passion for their jobs. The competition puts a spotlight on the friendly rivalry among water providers and their operators who continually produce high quality, safe, drinking water for their communities.


Quotes attributable to WIOA – Chief Operations Officer, Craig Mathisen

“No one writes about high-quality drinking water that everyone drinks 365 days a year and no one gets sick from, so WIOA has decided to try and shed some light on what has been for too long, a bit of a hidden industry. We see the operators of the facilities as people who work in public health who daily put quality food on the table of our communities around the country.

“Generally, if you ask people on the street where their water comes from, they’ll just say it’s from the tap. But there’s a lot that happens to that water before it gets there, and this is our way to honor the hard work of those people who ensure the best water coming from the tap every day.

For further information contact Craig Mathisen : Mobile 0457 846 008 : email craig@wioa.org.au

The competition is proudly supported by Ixom.

TasWater – Barrington WTP wins Ixom 2016 Best Tap Water in Australia Competition

Held in Marysville on Wednesday 19 October 2016

Barrington, Tasmania has the best tasting tap water in Australia having been announced as the winner of the Ixom 2016 Best Tap Water in Australia competition. The winning sample was provided by TasWater from the Barrington Water Treatment Plant.

Barrington and TasWater will get bragging rights for the next 12 months and will go on to represent Australia at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition held in West Virginia, USA.

The announcement took place on Wednesday 19 October 2016 – in Marysville, Victoria, the town from which last year’s winning sample was taken, is part of the town’s National Water Week celebrations which included the unveiling of a hydration station near the Visitor Information Centre, community and school activities and tours of the Marysville Water Treatment Plant conducted by Goulburn Valley Water.

The whole Marysville community took part in the judging as well as attendees from water businesses and suppliers to the industry who attended a Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) technical session also conducted on the day.