Mackay RC water wins Silver Medal

Congratulations to the operators of the Marian WTP in Mackay who were awarded a Silver Medal at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition held in West Viginia, USA.

The municipal water category saw the water from California judged as the best in the world for 2020 just ahead of the Australian sample from the Mackay Regional Council. The winner was the Mission Springs Water District, Desert Hot Springs, California, that has been a multiple medal winner over the years, previously winning in 1999.

The water team at the Mackay Regional Council treat the water  from the headwaters of the Pioneer River which originates in the tropical rainforest of the Eungella National Park and supplies the townships of Marian and Mirani with around 6000 residents in those towns.

These communities can now celebrate after being acknowledged as having the second best water in the world.

The 2020 title of the Ixom Australia’s Best Tasting Tap Water will continue in 2020 with state championships throughout the year, culminating in the national title that will be conducted at the  Global Groove outdoor festival in Mackay on Saturday 24 October 2020.

NSW Tamworth heats on Tuesday 31 March, Grand Final on Wednesday 1 April
Water of Origin Toowoomba Wednesday 3 June
Tasmania Hobart Wednesday 22 July
South Australia Murray Bridge Wednesday 5 August
Victoria Bendigo heats on Tuesday 1 September, Grand Final on Wednesday 2 September
Queensland Redlands Wednesday 9 September (conducted by qldwater)
Australian Champion Mackay Saturday 24 October at the Global Grooves Festival