Canberra has missed out on a gong as this year’s Best Tasting Tap Water competition.

The annual contests puts water authorities from across the country up against each other as they face a panel of judges who consider their taste, colour, clarity and odour.

Canberra’s Icon Water missed out on any recognition.

Tap water from the Richmond Valley in the NSW Northern Reivers Region claimed top spot for the ACT/NSW heat.

It’ll now go up against other state finalists in the national competition in Tasmania next year.

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