UNITED FOR CLEAN WATER SINCE 1952.

Operations Challenge 2023

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE YOUR COMPANY VISIBLE TO THOUSANDS OF WATER PROFESSIONALS

OPS CHALLENGE

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE YOUR COMPANY VISIBLE TO
THOUSANDS OF WATER PROFESSIONALS

Rhode Island Clean Water Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking sponsors to help finance  the travel costs for our team, “RISING SLUDGE”, to compete at WEFTEC – the largest water quality exhibition in  the world with more than 25,000 attendees annually! The Rhode Island team’s second place overall finish at the NYWEA - NEWEA’s 2023 regional competition and first place overall finish for New England has earned them  the opportunity to compete at the national level for the 8th consecutive year. This year’s national event will be  held at the McCormick Place, Chicago IL, from September 30 – October 4, 2023.

What is the Operations Challenge?
Operations Challenge is the “Wastewater Olympics” for professionals in the wastewater treatment industry.  Four member teams compete in 5 separate competitive events, regionally, hoping to earn the right to represent  their respective states at the national competition at WEFTEC.

1. Maintenance: Perform maintenance and operation of a Vaughan submersible conditioning pump
2. Collection Systems: Simulate connecting a 4” PVC lateral sewer to an existing 8” PVC sewer pipe
3. Safety: Respond to an unconscious worker at the bottom of a confined space
4. Process Control: 30-minute written wastewater skills test and 15-minute process simulator
5. Laboratory: Analyze TSS and TDS and calculate solids mass balance across a treatment system

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Giving Back to the Environment

Established in 1952, the Rhode Island Clean Water Association (RICWA), formerly the Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (NWPCA), is a non-profit organization created to promote the advancement of knowledge concerning the nature, collection, treatment, and disposal of domestic and industrial wastewaters.
Location

Rhode Island Clean Water Association

P.O. Box 8805

Cranston, RI 02920

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