26 September 2023

Melbourne water wins the taste test

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Melbourne’s tap water is officially the best tasting tap water in Australia with Melbourne Water taking out the top honour in a national competition.

Managing Director of Melbourne Water, Nerina Di Lorenzo said the prestigious prize was awarded to a sample from the Authority’s Cresswell Water Treatment Plant at the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

“The Cresswell plant produces drinking water for the Healesville area and is a wonderful example of the world-class water Melbourne Water produces right throughout Melbourne,” Dr Di Lorenzo said.

“It was a tough competition.

“I congratulate our team, along with the other finalists,” she said.

“We are very excited about the next step, which is representing Australia on the world stage at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition in the USA in February.”

Dr Di Lorenzo said that while Melbourne Water managed the water supply catchments, major water storages and operated the treatment plant, Yarra Valley Water distributed the award-winning water to the Healesville community.

Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water, Pat McCafferty said he was delighted the company was providing the best tasting water in Australia to its customers.

“To be recognised at a national level is a huge achievement and demonstrates the excellent quality of Melbourne’s water,” Mr McCafferty said.

“We’d also like to acknowledge everyone in the water industry who’s dedicated to providing safe drinking water for their communities.”

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