The national Final was held in Toowoomba in October. The winners of each of the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water competitions held in the various States were pitted against one another with the community of Toowoomba invited to taste the samples and cast their vote.

More than 150 residents of the Toowoomba community joined the WIOA contingent to judge the samples at the Grand Central Shopping Centre in October. The members of the public were asked to try each blind sample of water from the separate schemes and note the different tastes present in the tap water

In one of the closest competitions ever staged, the Wannon Water sample came up trumps over the entries from NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania to win the award.

The Wannon Water sample will now go on to represent Australia at the International Water Taste Test conducted in Berkley Springs, USA in February 2019.  We encourage all water businesses to enter their respective State competitions in 2019, and we look forward to adding even more States to next year’s national competition.