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November 30, 2021

Casino comes out of the blue to take tap water title

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And the award for best tasting tap water in NSW goes to … Casino!

Yes, you heard correctly, the Casino Water Treatment Plant has been named as the NSW winner of the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water for 2021.

It’s a feather in the cap for Richmond Valley Council which runs the plant, and a win for Casino locals.

The Casino plant edged out Orange City Council and Sydney Water to take out the prize, and will now take their refreshing drop to Tasmania to vie for the title of Australia’s best tasting tap water.

The winner of the national competition will have bragging rights for the next 12 months and go on to represent Australia at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition held in West Virginia, USA.

‘The competition will recognise and acknowledge the individuals and organisations that are stepping up – some in very trying circumstances – to make sure their communities are supplied with safe drinking water every day,’ said Craig Mathisen, the Chief Operations Officer of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia.

‘We want to use the competition to let people know the great work that is going on in local communities around Australia and help shape and secure Australia’s water future,’ Mr Mathisen said.

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  1. What a wonderful achievement but building a dioxin belching waste incinerator in the drinking water catchment will put an end to it!

  2. Congratulations to Richmond Valley Council staff. They are great users of Indirect Potable Reused Water. It’s good news to know that the treated water that Kyogle puts into the Richmond can be taken out at Casino and used again to produce high quality drinking water. Maybe someone should send memos about this to Sharon Cadwallader, Robert Mustow, and Sandra Humphreys, who wanted a dam more than to look at water reuse, which is far more economical.

  3. It would be good to know what it is about RVC’s water processing that makes the quality of the water so special. Do they use reverse osmosis?


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