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Tasmanian Interest Day & Ixom 2019 Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania

July 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm AEST

Who has the Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania?

Tasmanian water treatment plants are invited to be pitted against one another in the 2019 Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania competition. Now in its seventh year of competition, water from treatment plants from around the state will be judged by their peers on odour, appearance and taste.

The Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania competition is a fun and exciting way to raise awareness of the quality of Tasmania’s drinking water and to recognise the efforts of local water service providers in delivering valuable water services to their communities.

The 2019 champion will be determined at a WIOA operations interest day to be held in Launceston at the Mowbray Racing Centre, Jellico Street, Mowbray.


9.30 Arrival (Tea/Coffee)
9.40 Welcome Phil Tuck (Chair, WIOA Tasmanian Advisory Committee)
9.50 Augmented Reality – Improving the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of training delivery – Chris Howard (Ixom) including a practical opportunity to use the gear over breaks
10.15 Keynote Speaker: Spot Market Influences and Power Shedding Principles – Michael Chapman (North East Water) Winner of Best Paper Overall at 2018 WIOA Victorian Conference
10.40 Interview with the 2018 Tasmanian Young Operator of the Year on his New Zealand tour – Bradley Housego (TasWater)
10.55 Morning tea & networking
11.10 Fish, Mud balls and Scum: What’s in your Filters Antoine, Paul & Stephen – (TasWater WSO group)
11.40 Lagoon aeration systems operations and optimisation – Edward O’Brien (Aquatec Maxcon)
12.15 Networking Lunch- sponsored by Aquatec Maxcon
12.45 Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania Heats
1.30 Remote Sensing Applications and the Potential Opportunities for TasWater – Jonathon Traynor
1.50 Operating and control of Water and Wastewater treatment plants on the East Coast Tasmania remote areas – Gary Sparshott (TasWater)
2.20 WIOA Report incorporating the Ixom 2019 Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania Grand Final
2.45 Announcement of Ixom 2019 Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania
3.00 Close of Day

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July 24, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Craig Mathisen
0457 846 008


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