Teams from the City of Austin, Dallas Water Utilities, Trinity River Authority of Texas, Littleton/Englewood WWTP (Colorado), the City of Lafayette (Louisiana), and Jacksonville Wastewater Utility (Arkansas) battled it out in two Divisions. The Division I, consisting of the Texas Teams, competed for a chance to represent WEAT at the national competition scheduled for this October at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago.
The two-day competition kicked off on April 10. On day one, the teams competed in a timed test on five wastewater treatment plant process-related subjects and a laboratory event, where teams simulated lab tests and samples. Other events tested the teams’ skills in safety, collection systems, and maintenance.
The Ops Challenge Competition was coordinated by Garver Vice President Jeff Sober for the fifth year in a row. Jeff was recently appointed chair of the Water Environment Association of Texas' 2014 Texas Water Conference in Dallas.