Plant Operations


2017 Operations Challenge Events

Please contact Joe or Kim if you are interested in becoming a part of the Plant Ops Committee


Kim Riddell
Joe Tillison

Committee Members
Walter Ariss
Todd Saums
Jim Borton
Dave Reinker
Matt Boone
Kevin Aiken
Melodi Clark
Denise Seman
Ed Nutter
Doug Sayre
Kevin Givins
Nathan Coey

Bill Hill

Three OWEA Operations Challenge Teams traveled and competed in the WEFTEC 2016 Ops Challenge.

This annual competition is a the best of the best to test the diverse skills required for operation and maintenance  for operators and technicians who 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 OWEA and .  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.

Details on the Ops Challenge events
2017 Ops Challenge Registration is now open
More information about individual events and rule updates: