50 Years - 50 Stories: Marian Water Treatment Plant - The second best-tasting water in the World!

You can be certain that you’ve done a great job when your water sample is voted the second best tasting water - in the world!

In 2014, Mackay Regional Council engaged Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd to design & construct a new WTP for the townships of Marian and Mirani. A study demonstrated that the town’s borewater source would not meet future demands. Additionally, the water was very hard and had a tendency to damage tapware, generating complaints from locals.

The solution came in the form of a lamella package plant with a small footprint & minimal construction period. The results were exceptional water quality (NTU<.01) and the best tasting water in Queensland, according to a taste test organised by Water Industry Operators Association of Australia in October 2019 at Dunkeld, Victoria.

Further proof of excellence - In February 2020, Marian’s water sample came in 2nd place during a global water tasting competition. The decision, announced at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting (The ‘Academy Awards’ of water) was a very proud moment for Aquatec Maxcon, especially for Mohsen Mobarghei (Design Manager & Commissioning Engineer) for the project as well as Simon Hern (Client) & John Cumming (Superintendent).

"Queensland claims world’s second best tasting tap water"

"Australia has the second best tasting water in the world"

"Mackay Water wins International Silver"

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