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The Operations Challenge competition is just one way that AZ Water supports operator education and training and helps to recognize the skilled professionals dedicated to preserving and enhancing Arizona's water environment. 

 

To help support the AZ Water team traveling to compete at the National Competition, become a sponsor here (see info below).

 

In the Operations Challenge events, four-person teams, along with their coach, compete in events that challenge their skills in various wastewater related activities. The winner is determined by a weighted point system. At the national WEFTEC competition, there are five events in the Operations Challenge:

 

The Collections System Event simulates the repair of a damaged 8-inch PVC sewer pipe, and the connection of a 4-inch sewer lateral, while the 8-inch pipe remains in service. The event also simulates the installation and programming of an automated Hach AS950 composite sampler, to collect a composite sample of the “flow” in the 8-inch pipe.

 

The Maintenance Event simulates the failure of one pump in a duplex lift station, and the full servicing of a trailer mounted Godwin Dri-Prime NC80 pump. Once the pump service is complete, the Godwin Pump is temporarily connected to the lift station, and programmed for automatic operation with the use of a level probe.

 

The Laboratory Event simulates analyzing a series of process control samples for pH, alkalinity, and ammonia. Once the samples have been analyzed, the teams must perform process control calculations to determine if sufficient alkalinity is in the treatment system to sustain nitrification.

 

The Safety Event simulates a confined space entry to repair a check valve. During the confined space entry, a worker collapses in the confined space, and a confined space rescue must also take place. The repairs to the check valve must continue on, while the rescue of the collapsed worker is carried out. This event uses a XTRIPA system to facilitate the confined space entry and rescue.

 

The Process Control Event is a timed event giving the teams an opportunity to demonstrate their accumulated knowledge and skill in the areas of laboratory procedures, collections system operation, maintenance, safety, and troubleshooting. The process control Event will split the teams into two-person groups, with one group completing a thorough written test including multiple choice questions and short math questions, while the other group uses Hydromantis simulation software to complete complex operational scenarios on a simulated wastewater treatment plant.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Gold ($2500) (2 available)

·         Company Logo on WEFTEC Team Hardhats

·         Company Logo on back of WEFTEC Team shirts

·         Recognition as Gold Level Sponsor in the Kachina News Publication

·         Recognition as Gold Level Sponsor on the AZ Water Website

Silver ($1500) (4 available)

·         Company Logo on back of WEFTEC Team shirts

·         Recognition as Silver Level Sponsor in the Kachina News Publication

·         Recognition as Silver Level Sponsor on the AZ Water Website

Bronze ($500)

·         Recognition as Bronze Level Sponsor in the Kachina News Publication

·         Recognition as Bronze Level Sponsor on the AZ Water Website

Individual ($25-)

·         Recognition as an Individual Sponsor in the Kachina News Publication

·         Recognition as Individual Sponsor on the AZ Water Website

 

To help support the AZ Water team traveling to compete at the National Competition, become a sponsor here.

 

******If you would like to take advantage of the benefits of Gold (company logo on team hardhats and shirts) or Silver (company logo on team shirts), please contact Asia Philbin (treasurer@azwater.org) to provide logos and receive additional information about the value of benefits received.*****

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