A panel of water industry members from across Australia has judged water produced from SA Water’s Morgan Water Treatment Plant as the best tasting tap water in the state.
Water from the Morgan site was one of 16 samples from drinking water sources around the state considered at the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s (WIOA) ‘Water Interest’ day held last week.
WIOA Chief Operations Officer Craig Mathisen said the samples were judged on aroma, clarity and taste.
"The competition was tough and the samples were all of an exceptionally high quality," Craig said.
"However, this year, water treated at the Morgan facility came out on top.
"While the competition puts a spotlight on the friendly rivalry among water providers, the real highlight is the passion the operators put into continually producing high quality, safe drinking water.
"The event is really a celebration of the fact that some of the best tasting and safest water in the world is produced right here in South Australia by people who have a great passion for their jobs."
SA Water’s Manager of Customer Value and Water Quality Research Dr Gayle Newcombe said water produced from the Morgan treatment plant consistently rates as the drinking water of choice in SA Water’s own blind water taste test.
"We have taken our ‘Tap Test’ to communities right across South Australia, and participants rate water from Morgan as high or sometimes higher than bottled water," Gayle said.
"The Morgan Water Treatment Plant is the major supplier of water to regional South Australia and this award from the WIOA backs up what customers are saying about the quality of water we provide."
By winning the WIOA’s South Australian taste test, water from Morgan will now compete for the Australian title at an event to be held in Victoria in late October as part of National Water Week.
The winner of the national competition will then go to represent Australia in the international competition held in the United States in February 2017, with the winner named best tasting water in the world.
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