26 Oct 2021
Tasmania’s top three contenders decided by water taste testers
After water from a small, regional Tasmanian town won the Best Municipal Water in the world for 2021 earlier this year, water from across the state has again been put to the test.
Each year water treatment plants from every corner of Tasmania are taste tested, with the top three being submitted to vie for the best drop in the WIOA (Water Industry Operators Association of Australia) Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water competition in Tasmania, which will be held next month.
The national winner then goes on to represent the country at the international awards, which could eventually qualify to win the global award.
Water from 23 different water treatment plants and pump stations from across the state were included in the judging, with Bronte Park, Rocky Creek and Fern Tree’s water securing the top three nominations.
TasWater Laboratory Coordinator Jeremy Verdouw was one of the water taste testers, who helped to decide the final three.
“When sampling the water from the Rocky Creek Water Treatment Plant, which is in the Huon Valley, it tasted crisp and pure,” he said.
“It was soft on the palate and very refreshing – simply a great drop!”
“When sampling the water from the Fern Tree pump station, it tasted really pure with a nice hint of sweetness to it,” he said. Overall, just a fantastic drop!
“The Bronte Park water tasted clean and pure and had a soft, yet refreshing mouthfeel. A very pleasant drop!”
The state winner of the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water competition will be announced on November 16, the national winner will be decided next year.