2019 Conference program:

Download a PDF version here.

Texas Water 2020 Competitions

Below is a summary of competitions at Texas WaterTM 2020.

WEAT Competitions

Operations Challenge
The WEAT Operations Challenge invites you to join the best and the brightest professionals that Texas has to offer. Join teams in a multi-day competition designed to showcase the team’s knowledge and skills in Process Control, Laboratory Analysis, Pump Maintenance, Collection System Repair, Safety, Electrical and our 9th Annual Exhibition Event.

Texas Shoot-Out Competition, Open to All!
Who is the fastest draw on cutting a piece of 8-inch SDR 35 pipe with a hand saw? It’s time to show who really has the quickest hands in Texas at the annual Texas Shoot Out. This competition is designed to demonstrate elements of the Operations Challenge’s Collection event. The event is open to all. The $5 entry fee proceeds go to Curtis Smalley Memorial Fund. First place in all events will receive a plaque.

TAWWA Competitions

Junior Meter Madness
The Junior Meter Madness Contest matches students from high school environmental programs, for a test of their meter-assembling skills and dexterity.

Meter Madness
Contestants race to assemble a 5/8-inch meter from loose parts and test for leaks. The winner represents Texas at the 2020 AWWA national competition.

Top Ops
Water operations personnel can impress their co-workers and dazzle their bosses with their technical knowledge by competing in this quiz show-style event. The winning team advances to the 2020 National Top Ops Competition at the AWWA Annual Conference.

Pipe Tapping Contest
Four-person teams from across the state compete to determine who will represent Texas at the 2020 AWWA National Pipe Tapping Competition.

Best-Tasting Drinking Water Contest
The Best-Tasting Drinking Water Contest brings together entries representing utilities across Texas. A panel of celebrity judges will grade the samples. Along with Texas bragging rights, the winning entrant competes at the 2020 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition.
Test Rule Clarification:
The written rules for the Best of the Best Taste Test have been updated to clarify that the water samples competing in the contest must be drawn from a tap that contains the same treated water that the utility delivers to its customers (which can include either wholesale or end user customers) through the distribution system. The Taste Test was created in the spirit of highlighting the hard work utilities put into delivering high-quality aesthetically-pleasing water, and the samples that compete should reflect that spirit. Samples that do not meet this requirement will not be eligible to compete in the Best of the Best Taste Test at ACE20.

Hydrant Hysteria
Hydrant Hysteria is a fast-paced competition where two-member teams assemble a specified hydrant as quickly as they can. The Section winners will compete at AWWA ACE20.

Click here to register for Hydrant Hysteria


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