Congratulations to the operators of the Marian WTP in Mackay who have been acknowledged as not only has the best tasting water in Australia in 2019 but also the second-best in the world as judged in 2020.  The voting was very close but the sample representing Queensland from the Mackay Regional Council came out just ahead of the other state champions.

The decision was handed down in February 2020 at the 30th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition in West Virginia, USA, when Mackay’s H20 came runner up to Desert Hot Springs, California.


Despite Australia having yet to win the grand prize, an Aussie water has now won second place for the third time – with Wannon Water and their tap water from Hamilton Water Treatment Plant in Victoria finishing second in 2019 and Marysville Water from Victoria placing second in 2016.