Rhode Island Wins NEWEA Operator's Challenge

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Water quality professionals from across New England competed in the annual Operations Challenge on June 9 during the New England Water Environment Association's spring meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. Teams of four competed in timed events for process control, maintenance, laboratory, safety and collection systems, vying for first place and a chance to compete in the national competition at this fall’s annual WEFTEC conference.

This year, Rhode Island finished first with 425.56 points, thanks to a strong showing in process control and laboratory. New Hampshire, which also had two wins, came in second with 367.79 points. In third and fourth place were Maine with 306.98 points and Massachusetts with 125 points.

Rhode Island will compete against WEF affiliates from across the country in Chicago during WEFTEC. The convention, which takes place Sept. 23-27 at the McCormick Place Convention Center, is the largest of its kind in North America, and is expected to draw more than 22,000 professionals from all water quality professionals.

For more information about WEFTEC, or to register for the conference, visit www.weftec.org

NEWEA is a dynamic organization of more than 2,100 highly qualified and motivated water and wastewater professionals located throughout New England, who volunteer their time, energy and expertise to preserve, protect and manage New England's water environment. For more information, visit www.newea.org.


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