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Water Corporation treatment plant in Cue wins IXON Best Tasting Tap Water in WA 2023 competition

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The IXOM Best Tasting Water in WA Competition for 2023 has awarded first place to the Murchison town of Cue, about 620km north-east of Perth.

Cue’s Water Corporation treatment plant took the No.1 spot from Wyndham, which has won the title for the past two years, and Yalgoo claiming the honour before that.

Water suppliers across the State were invited to submit a sample of their finest drop to the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia, with a blind taste test taking place and the winner announced last Wednesday.

As well as claiming bragging rights in WA for the next year, Cue will now go on to battle the best from other States for the Australian title to be decided in Victoria on November 18.

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WIOA CEO Dean Barnett said the competition recognised individuals and organisations stepping up — some in trying circumstances — to ensure their communities were 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 to shape and secure Australia’s water future,” he said.

While many Australians take safe, clean and good-tasting drinking water for granted, most would be surprised by the expense and hard work involved in delivering household water.

Judges take into account taste, colour, clarity and odour.

The national winner will compete at the international competition in America.

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