North Burnett’s best drop competes with region
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.”