Heroes of Wastewater Assemble at Operations Challenge 2015

January 28, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 44 teams — the largest number ever assembled — stepped up to compete in Operations Challenge. The competitors represent the often-unsung heroes of wastewater treatment. They rely on teamwork as their key to success both in the competition’s Process, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety events and on the job.

This year, teamwork led the TRA CReWSers to place first in Division 1 and Motley Poo to place first in Division 2. In addition, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) recognized second- and third-place overall and first-, second-, and third-place in each event for Division 1 and Division 2. Team members also take away other benefits such as lessons learned from practicing and competing as well as networking with other competitors.

For more information about Operations Challenge 2015, read the December issue of WE&T Operations Challenge 2015 section and the WEF Highlights article “Operations Challenge Goes Global.” Also, print your own Heroes of Wastewater poster.

Operations Challenge 2015 Gallery

 Photos courtesy of Kieffer Photography.

Operations Challenge 2015 Results

 Division 1 Overall

 Division 2 Overall

First: TRA CReWSers, WEA of Texas

First: TRA CReWSers, WEA of Texas

First: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

First: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

Second: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Second: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Second: Commode Commandos, Rocky Mountain WEA

Second: Commode Commandos, Rocky Mountain WEA

Third: Jersey Devils, New Jersey WEA

Third: Jersey Devils, New Jersey WEA

Third: Re-Wa Blackwater Bruisers, WEA of South Carolina

Third: Re-Wa Blackwater Bruisers, WEA of South Carolina

Process Control EventAward-Process

Laboratory EventAward-Laboratory

Division 1

Division 2 Division 1 Division 2

First: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA

First: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA

First: Volatile Solids, Ohio WEA

First: Volatile Solids, Ohio WEA

First: Jersey Devils, New Jersey WEA

First: Jersey Devils, New Jersey WEA

First: TRA Waste Warriors, WEA of Texas

First: TRA Waste Warriors, WEA of Texas

Division 1 Second: TRA CReWSers, WEA of Texas

Division 1 Second: TRA CReWSers, WEA of Texas

Division 2 Second: Seacoast Sewer Snakes, New England WEA

Division 2 Second: Seacoast Sewer Snakes, New England WEA

Second: TRA CreWSers, WEA of Texas

Second: TRA CreWSers, WEA of Texas

Second: Sewer Rats, Illinois WEA

Second: Sewer Rats, Illinois WEA

Division 1 Third: Dumplings, Nevada WEA

Division 1 Third: Dumplings, Nevada WEA

Division 2 Third: Force Main, New England WEA

Division 2 Third: Force Main, New England WEA

Third: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Third: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Third: Bat City Water Works, WEA of Texas

Third: Bat City Water Works, WEA of Texas

Godwin Maintenance EventAward-Maintenance

Collection Systems EventAward-Collection

 Division 1  Division 2  Division 1  Division 2

First: OCWA Jets, WEA of Ontario

First: OCWA Jets, WEA of Ontario

First: Volatile Solids, Ohio WEA

First: Volatile Solids, Ohio WEA

First: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA

First: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA

First: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

First: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

Second: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Second: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Second: Wasatch All Stars, WEA of Utah

Second: Wasatch All Stars, WEA of Utah

Second: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Second: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Second: Re Wa Blackwater Bruisers, WEA of South Carolina

Second: Re Wa Blackwater Bruisers, WEA of South Carolina

Third: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA

Third: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA

Third: Wasted Gas, WEA of Utah

Third: Wasted Gas, WEA of Utah

Third: OCWA Jets, WEA of Ontario

Third: OCWA Jets, WEA of Ontario

Third: Operational Hazards, North Carolina WEA

Third: Operational Hazards, North Carolina WEA

Safety EventAward-Safety

Spirit Awards

Division 1 Division 2

First: Jersey Devils, New Jersey WEA

First: Jersey Devils, New Jersey WEA

First: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

First: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

Best Overall Uniform: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA

Best Overall Uniform: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA

Best Hard Hat Design: OcWA Jets, WEA of Ontario

Best Hard Hat Design: OcWA Jets, WEA of Ontario

Second: TRA CreWSers, WEA of Texas

Second: TRA CreWSers, WEA of Texas

Second: Controlled Chaos, WEA of South Carolina

Second: Controlled Chaos, WEA of South Carolina

Most Creative Team Photo: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

Most Creative Team Photo: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

Team with Best Effort: DWA/IFAT All Star Team

Team with Best Effort: DWA/IFAT All Star Team

Third: Team HRSD, Virginia WEA

Third: Team HRSD, Virginia WEA

Third: Bat City Water Works, WEA of Texas

Third: Bat City Water Works, WEA of Texas

Team Congeniality and Best Fan Support: DWA Team Düsseldorf

Team Congeniality and Best Fan Support: DWA Team Düsseldorf

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