Friday, August 26, 2016
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World’s second best drop

David Lee March 10, 2016
MARYSVILLE TAKES SILVER… From left, Goulburn Valley Water acting manager of operations, Daniel Flanagan and Water Industry Operators Association of Australia operations manager, Craig Mathisen and Goulburn Valley Water managing director, Peter Quinn, who are pleased by the Marysville Treatment Plant’s water being recently announced as the world’s second best drop. Photo: Emma Hillier.

MARYSVILLE TAKES SILVER… From left, Goulburn Valley Water acting manager of operations, Daniel Flanagan and Water Industry Operators Association of Australia operations manager, Craig Mathisen and Goulburn Valley Water managing director, Peter Quinn, who are pleased by the Marysville Treatment Plant’s water being recently announced as the world’s second best drop. Photo: Emma Hillier.

AFTER taking home the top prize for the 2015 Ixom Victorian Water Taste Test and the 2015 Ixom Best Tap Water in Australia competitions, Goulburn Valley Water’s (GVW) Marysville Treatment Plant has taken out the world’s second best in the Municipal Water category at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition.

The win was made all the more special having been the first time tap water from Australia was entered in the international competition.

Water Industry Operators Association of Australia chief operations officer, Craig Mathisen believes the award will highlight the achievements of all Australian water authorities.

“We know our members are producing high quality drinking water, but we wanted to test it out by putting our national champion from Marysville into the international competition.

“We now have worldwide recognition that some of the world’s best water is right here in Australia and it should be seen as a celebration for all of the operators around the country and in particular the Goulburn Valley Water team from the Marysville Water Treatment Plant.”

GVW manager operations, Steven Nash is thrilled with the result.

“We had some issues with water quality in Marysville after the fires in 2009, so to hear that the new plant is creating water of a quality that is second in the world is a great achievement for GVW and a credit to our engineers and operators,” Steven said.