Oct 25, 2006

Defending Champions, TRA CReWSers Win Operations Challenge 2006

Reigning Operations Challenge winners, Water Environment Association of Texas Trinity River Authority (TRA) CReWSers, have defended their title against a record 43 teams from the U.S., Canada and Argentina during Operations Challenge 2006 on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Representing the host city, the CReWSers, of TRA’s Central Regional Wastewater System are coached by Troy Pratt and composed of Captain Dale Burrow, David Brown, Jacob Burwell and Steve Price.

Full competition results include:

Division I
-Water Environment Association of Texas Trinity River Authority (TRA) CReWSers
-Virginia Water Environment Association Team HRSD
-Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association Commode Commandoes
Division II
-Water Environment Association of Texas Aqua Techs
-Virginia Water Environment Association Spotsylvania Synergy
-Florida Water Environment Association Orange Crush

The event was presented in conjunction with WEFTEC.06—the Water Environment Federation’s 79th annual technical exhibition and conference—and sponsored by Hach Company. Each four-member team was judged on the best combination of precision, speed and safety. Winners were determined by a weighted point system for five events including collection systems, laboratory, process control, maintenance and safety.

Now in its 19th year, the events are designed to test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, their collection systems and laboratories—all vital to the protection of public health and the environment.