Goulburn Valley Water will represent Victoria at the third Ixom Best Tap Water in Australia competition on Wednesday, October 18.
Hosted by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia, the awards will be held in Launceston in Tasmania, who took out the best tap water crown in last year’s competition.
Using a blind taste test, samples will be judged on colour, clarity, odour and taste.
The national competition will take part during National Water Week, and the Launceston community have been invited to take part in the judging as well as attendees from water businesses and suppliers to the industry who will be attending a WIOA technical session conducted on the day.
The winner of the Ixom 2017 Best Tap Water in Australia competition will get bragging rights for the next 12 months and go on to represent Australia at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition held in West Virginia, United States.
Goulburn Valley Water was awarded the state title after a sample was taken from the Merrijig Water Treatment Plant earlier this year.
Other competitors include: NSW/ACT: Icon Water; Queensland: Toowoomba; South Australia: SA Water; and Tasmania: Fenton.