Entries by Craig Mathisen

Tassie water is Australia’s Best

Congratulations to the operators of the Rossarden WTP who were awarded the Ixom 2020 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia. The Rossarden Water Treatment Plant, which is run in partnership with water services provider TRILITY, beat every other finalist from around the country to win the coveted award. This is the second time Tasmania has […]

Adrian joins the IDIOTS

Congratulations to Adrian Rijnbeek from Xylem who has been accepted as the 40th member of the WIOA IDIOTS (Inducted as Delegates of the Inextricably Obstructed Tap Society). IDIOTS is a term of endearment for IWOA members as the award recognises the services of individuals to the Association. The IDIOTS award is presented to an individual in […]

Spirit of Australia Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Spirit of Australia Awards that celebrate the Australian spirit of mateship. Australians are renowned to come together to provide unconditional help and support each other during times of need. It is this compassion and kindness that we want to recognise and we encourage you to share your […]

Rossarden water is Tasmania’s Best

Congratulations to the operators of the Rossarden WTP who were awarded the Ixom 2020 Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania, in a closely contested Grand Final against WTP’s form Mole Creek & Bryn Estyn The community of Rossarden can now celebrate after being acknowledged as having the best tasting tap water in Tasmania. The 2020 title […]

Woolpunda water is SA Best

Congratulations to the operators of the Woolpunda WTP who were awarded the Ixom 2020 Best Tasting Tap Water in South Australia, it is the second time in the last three years they have tasted victory. The team from SA Water has won the award in 2018.  They competed in the Grand Final against samples from […]

Port Macquarie Hastings is NSW/ACT Best

Congratulations to the operators of the Wauchope WTP who were awarded the Ixom 2020 Best Tasting Tap Water in NSW/ACT. This is the second win for the team from Port Macquarie Hastings Council has won the award in 2018 with a sample from the Port Macquarie Water Treatment Plant.  this year they competed in the […]

2020 PASS Award Winner announced

The PASS (Problem Accepted Solution Supplied) Award received 11 entries this year, all entries will be published in the 2020 pass booklet that will be distributed to members. The 2020 winner was Scott Kitwood from Gippsland Water for his innovative – Environmental Lagoon Monitoring Attachment “ELMA” Consider entering for this award – applications are open for […]

Practical Guide Books EOFY Sale

WIOA is having an End of Financial Year Sale on our range of Practical Guide Books that have been produced by Australian water industry specialists all with significant practical operational experience in Australian conditions. Only $20 each (+gst & postage) and sale ends on 30 June 2020. Order your Practical Guide books now

WIOA Committee for 2020 elected

Congratulations to all of our members who nominated for positions on the WIOA Executive and General Committee that were elected on Tuesday 21 April 2020. Heidi Josipovic from Albury City Council was again voted in for her second term as President of WIOA and will be again well supported by Mark Samblebe from MBS Water […]


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