Are you up for a challenge?

WEF/HWEA Operators Challenge

Thursday Morning, February 8, 2018

Do you have what it takes to outperform other operator teams? 
Come and show off your skills at our annual Operations Challenge! 
Winners are determined by a weighted point system for five events. 
Collections systems, laboratory, process control, maintenance, and safety. 
Each event is designed to test the skills or the team. 

Deadline to sign-up for the Team Challenge is Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Deadline to sign up for the skills challenge is December 15, 2017.

 Contact Jon Baker at (808) 768-4473, email



AWWA - Pipe Tapping Contest


AWWA - Top Ops Contest


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Top Ops contest is a trivia competition for water operators to showcase their talents, knowledge and skills.  Teams of 1 to 3 operators answer questions in the following areas:

  • Basic sciences as they apply to water technology
  • Public health and sanitary practices
  • O & M plant and pump maintenance (e.g. chemical feeders)
  • Plant and laboratory safety
  • Process control during both normal and abnormal conditions
  • Operator laboratory operations
  • Monitoring requirements
  • Water Distribution
  • Hydrology
  • Intermediate level mathematics

A moderator will pose a variety of questions to the teams, each team will write their answer on a white board and points will be given for correct answers.  The team with the highest score in each round will advance.

The team with the highest score in the championship round will be named the 2017 Top Ops Champion.

Deadline to sign-up: January 24, 2017

To sign up for the 2017 Top Ops Competition or if you have any questions

Contact Kevin Ihu at



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