Water of Origin

The success of the Queensland Taste Tests sparked a wider competition run by the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) where Queensland and NSW taste test winners battle it out in the annual Water of Origin event. 

We are pleased to announce that the blues have lost the taste test four out of six times in a row, only breaking their losing streak in 2018 when Port Macquarie Hastings managed to oust Queensland champion, Livingstone Shire Council.

In 2017, the panel of judges awarded bragging rights to Toowoomba Regional Council's Mt Kynoch water sample over Icon Water (ACT). Toowoomba then went on to take out the Best Tap Water in Australia competition, after which they had a go at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition in February 2018.

We congratulate Toowoomba Regional Council (John Mills pictured above) and their hard working operators.  

Other Water of Origin winners included:

2019 NSW Shoalhaven

2018 NSW Port Macquarie Hastings Council

2017 QLD Toowoomba Regional Council

2016 QLD Barcaldine Regional Council

2015 QLD Richmond Shire Council

2014 QLD Cook Shire Council

Read more about the evolution of the taste test and the regional winners from the menu above.