North Bur­nett’s best drop com­petes with re­gion

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

Trevor Har­vey It was a great con­fer­ence. With del­e­gates from Bris­bane to Glad­stone to us, it was well­rep­re­sented.

GAYN­DAH wa­ter has been de­scribed as hav­ing a “dis­tinc­tive flavour” at the an­nual re­gional wa­ter con­fer­ence.

While it was cho­sen as the North Bur­nett’s top drop, Gayn­dah’s wa­ter rated about mid­dle of the pack in the wider re­gion.

Queens­land Wa­ter CEO David Cameron, who was born in Gayn­dah, said he would not re­veal the scores.

Tap wa­ter from Bund­aberg’s Lover’s Walk wa­ter scheme was named south-east Queens­land’s best drop to drink, for the sec­ond year in a row.

It was the top per­former in the blind taste test of six wa­ter sam­ples nom­i­nated by the re­gion’s coun­cils.

Up to 40 del­e­gates at the an­nual re­gional wa­ter con­fer­ence scored each sam­ple for taste and odour.

“It’s re­ally good. Ev­ery­one par­tic­i­pates so well,” Mr Cameron said.

He said each coun­cil took pride in their wa­ter and some were even quite parochial about it.

The North Bur­nett’s first suc­cess came in 2012 when Eidsvold won the Orica Aus­tralia Best of the Best Wa­ter Taste Test com­pe­ti­tion.

North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil’s tech­ni­cal ser­vices man­ager Trevor Har­vey ex­pressed no re­gret at not pro­ceed­ing to the state cham­pi­onships to be held in Oc­to­ber.

“It was a great con­fer­ence,” Mr Har­vey said. “With del­e­gates from Bris­bane to Glad­stone to us, it was well­rep­re­sented.”

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