VicWater extends our congratulations to Westernport Water for winning the recent Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water competition. Judges undertook blind testing and took note of specific water qualities including colour, clarity, odour and mouthfeel. The winning samples were taken from Westernport Water’s Ian Bartlett Purification Plant.
The awards are a way to shine a light on the significant commitment that Victorian water corporations and their water treatment teams have made to delivering safe and sustainable water products and services. Westernport Water’s samples will now be judged in the national competition.
WIOA Chief Operations Officer, Craig Mathieson says of the win: “I’d like to congratulate Westernport Water on winning the 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Victoria this year.”
“The competition recognises and acknowledges individuals and organisations that are stepping up, some in very trying circumstances, to make sure their communities are supplied with safe drinking water every day.”
“We want to use the competition to let people know the great work that is going on in local communities around Australia and help shape and secure Australia’s water future.”
Westernport Water’s Managing Director, Dona Tantirimudalige expressed her pride in the award: “Being acknowledged by the water industry shows that the daily efforts of our dedicated team, which are making a difference. It’s a testament to our Water Treatment Team’s focus on continual improvements.”
“Our team should be proud of this accomplishment, they work tirelessly to provide high quality tap water to our customers and community year-round and it’s great that they have been recognised by their peers.”
“We know that customers value quality and consistency in our drinking water and we are committed to investing in future projects to make our water taste even better.”