Huon Valley water now Tasmania’s top drop

Huon Valley water now Tasmania’s top drop

Rossarden has passed the baton on to Rocky Creek for being the best tasting drinking water in Tasmania.

After winning the Best Tasting Tap Water competition in Tasmania for 2020, water from TasWater’s Rossarden Water Treatment Plant then went onto win the Australian title before taking out the Best Municipal Water in the World earlier this year.

Recently, water from across Tasmania was put to the test for this year’s state final, with Rocky Creek beating out Rossarden, among others for the title of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) IXOM Best Tasting Tap Water in Tasmania for 2021.

TasWater Service Delivery General Manager David Hughes-Owen said it was a great result for the Huon Valley team, especially that water from Rocky Creek has won the state award.

“Although I have not tasted the water myself, given I am based in Northern Tasmania, I have heard that it is soft on the palate and refreshing,” Mr Hughes-Owen said.

The Rocky Creek Water Treatment Plant was built under the 24glasses Regional Towns Water Supply Program in 2018.

Prior to that water from the area, at times, was subject to boil water alerts.

“It’s great to see a town, which was once subject to boil water alerts, now have a state-of-the-art water treatment plant, which produces the best tasting tap water in the state,” Mr Hughes-Owen said.

The water source and the treatment process all play a significant part in why the water is the state’s best tasting for 2021, but it’s also a testament to our staff.

This is really a great recognition of the hard work our operators in the Huon Valley area put in to ensure that the drinking water not only meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, but tastes good too!”

The Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia will be decided early next year, which will then go on to represent our country on the international stage.

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