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Operations Challenge 2015 

What is Ops Challenge?

How do operators and technicians overcome flooding, a sewer collapse, process failure and other emergencies? Do you ever wonder what transpires behind the scenes during the operation of a wastewater treatment facility? Instead of continuing to take these unsung specialists for granted, come see some of the best wastewater collection and treatment personnel in the world display their skills at Operations Challenge.

Each team is sponsored by a WEF Member Association or recognized Operator Association.  Winners are determined by a weighted point system for five events (collection systems, laboratory, process control, maintenance and safety), each designed to test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, their collection systems and laboratories.

Registration for 2016?

Registration for Operations Challenge reopens Spring 2016. For all questions, please mail


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At the 2015 competition in Chicago, teamwork led the TRA CReWSers to place first in Division 1 and Motley Poo to place first in Division 2. Get the full rundown of the 2015 competition in the WE&T section, Heroes of wastewater assemble to compete in Operations Challenge 2015. 

View videos covering the 2015 event on the WEFTEC YouTube Channel.



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