The world’s sweetest water from deep below – but give it a few minutes!
The sweetest water in the world from the Great Artesian Basin and Winton is famous for its town water. Most of the towns and properties in the area plumb the Great Artesian Basin as their main water source.
Thanks to four bores, all around 1.2km deep, the precious water thrusts its way to the surface, emerging at a temperature of 83°C, cooled to 44°C before being reticulated into the town supply. When you turn on the tap you may notice a strong odour. Because the Great Artesian Basin is rich in minerals and hydrogen sulphide gas, the water arrives with a distinct smell. However, once it’s been boiled, or simply allowed to stand, it’s magnificent. Some say it’s the sweetest water they have ever tasted.