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    Houston, Texas
    Texas Water 2023
    April 11-14
See you in Houston!

Texas WaterTM 2023
April 11-14, 2023
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas


Attendee Registration will open in January 2023


 

Competitions

Feeling competitive? Sign up for a Texas WaterTM 2022 Competition!

Best-Tasting Drinking Water Contest
Wednesday, April 6, 1:30 pm-3 pm, Exhibit Hall 2
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 AWWA ACE22 in San Antonio in June

Best-Tasting Drinking Water registration has closed


Hydrant Hysteria
Wednesday, April 6, 9:30 am-4 pm, Exhibit Hall 2
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 ACE22 in San Antonio in June.

Hydrant Hysteria registration has closed


Junior Meter Challenge
Tuesday, April 5, 1 pm-2:30 pm, Exhibit Hall 2
The Junior Meter Madness Contest matches students from high school environmental programs, for a test of their meter-assembling skills and dexterity in the Exhibit Hall from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Please support these “future water professionals” by attending on Tuesday.

Meter Challenge
Tuesday, April 5, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm, Exhibit Hall 2
Contestants race to assemble a 5/8-inch meter from loose parts and test for leaks. The winner represents Texas at AWWA ACE22 in San Antonio in June. Limited to 12 competitors.

Meter Challenge registration has closed


Operations Challenge
Monday, April 4, 6 pm-7:30 pm; Tuesday, April 5, 8:15 am-2:45 pm; Wednesday, April 6, 8 am-4 pm
Watch the nation’s best operators and maintenance staff compete in the Operations Challenge Competition. The competition returns in person this year with room for 13 Teams to compete! The competition is open to any team that would like to sign up; teams of two to four can compete in as many as six events. Sign up your utility today! The competition takes place in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday. This multi-day competition showcases each team’s knowledge and skills in Process Control (Sponsored by Freese and Nichols), Laboratory Event (Sponsored by Hartwell Environmental), Pump Maintenance (Sponsored by CP&Y), Collection System (Sponsored by AECOM), Safety (Sponsored by Carollo), Electrical (Sponsored by Gupta), and our 11th Annual Exhibition Event (Sponsored by Vaughn).Non-Utility teams can sign up and compete in the Exhibition Events where two divisions are available. Division I represents past teams who have competed in all events, and Division II represents new teams competing in any event for the first time. And finally, do not forget the Texas Shoot Out! An open quick competition where anyone can compete in multiple divisions to see who can cut an 8” PVC pipe the fastest with a hand saw. The winner gets extreme bragging rights and $100 cash! Competitors can receive up to 10 TCEQ CEU hours, t-shirts, entry into the technical sessions and exhibit halls, and bragging rights! The top Texas Teams earn a free trip to the National WEFTEC competition, which will be held in September in New Orleans.

Register for Ops Challenge


Pipe Tapping Contest
Wednesday, April 6, 9:30 am-4 pm, Exhibit Hall 2
Four-person teams from across the state compete to determine who will represent Texas at the National Pipe Tapping Competition at AWWA ACE22 in San Antonio.

Register for Pipe Tapping


Texas Shoot-Out Competition, Open to All!
Tuesday, April 5, 3:30 pm-5 pm, Exhibit Hall 2, Ops Challenge Area
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 CurtisSmalley Memorial Fund. First place in all events will receive a plaque. Contact Grace Sober at gdsober@lan-inc.com for more information and to sign up.

Top Ops
Wednesday, April 6, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Exhibit Hall 2
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 National Top Ops Competition in June at AWWA ACE22 in San Antonio.

Register for Top Ops