The Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in South Australian is a fun and exciting way to raise awareness of the quality of SA’s drinking water and to recognise the efforts of local water service providers in delivering valuable water services to their communities.
The award for the Best Tasting Tap Water will be judged and the winner announced as having the Best Tasting Water in the State.
About the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in South Australia
- All water providers/councils in South Australia are invited to participate in the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water competition.
- All water treatment facilities in South Australia are invited to provide a sample for inclusion in the competition.
- Entrants must have at least one person attending the taste test. This person may be required to provide further information about the sample, and accept certificates or trophies on behalf of the water providers/council if successful.
- All entries must have incurred no serious state or federal drinking water violations during the past 12 months*.
- Samples must be submitted in a clearly marked container with the name of the water business it represents and the location/town from where the sample is derived and be delivered to the conference venue by the nominated time.
- We require 3 litres of the sample water which must be provided in 3 x 1 litre sealed containers.
- Samples must be provided at room temperature (not cooled).
- Samples will be served at room temperature, to help the judges better taste, appreciate and rank each sample.
- All entries must provide a completed entry form.
- Heats will be conducted at 12.30pm at the WIOA SA Conference and Expo to be held on Wednesday 1st March 2023 at the conference venue – Murray Bridge Racing Club.
- The competition will be divided into a number of heats, with entries placed in each heat randomly drawn by WIOA staff.
- Each heat will have a heat coordinator.
- Heat judging will be undertaken by attendees at the conference who shall taste the samples and select their most favoured water sample by giving it one vote.
- The sample with the most votes will be judged the heat winner and the winner will proceed to the Grand Final.
- In the case of a tie, the winner will be chosen by the heat coordinator from those that are tied.
- As with the heats, the origin of each sample will not be revealed. The samples will be judged by a panel nominated by WIOA comprising technical water experts and water industry connoisseurs.
- Samples will be judged on a point scale from Good to Best.
- Scores will be aggregated and the winner will be the sample with the highest combined score. The winning water business and water supply location will be announced.
- Only the identity of the Grand Finalists and the supplier of the winning sample will be announced – Grand Final or Heat samples will not be ranked, nor will any of the scores be released.
- The decision of the judges is final.
*A “serious” water quality incident includes protracted periods of poor water quality or boiled water alerts, an event leading to immediate potential public health risks or other break-down of risk-management protocols.
For more information, please contact the WIOA Office on 03 5821 6744, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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