Scheduled for Wednesday, May 3
- Pipe Tapping is a high-energy contest involving a race against time to drill into a cement-lined, ductile iron pipe and install a tap. The team with the fastest time will compete in Philidelphia in June at AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition. Don't miss the United Water Idaho Tapping Team which took 5th place at ACE13 take on the Section's other teams including Tacoma Water (the 2009 national champions) and many more! Contact PNWS Tapping Coordinator Loren Searl if you are interested in competing.
Gimmicks and Gadgets
Scheduled Friday afternoon as a technical session
- CEU's available. If that whatchamacallit you invented is saving your utility time and money, it could earn you a little pocket change as well as recognition among your peers. Everyone is invited to submit items they have invented to make their life at work a little easier. Section winners receive free or discounted conferernce registration for the 2018 Section Conference in Tacoma as well as a chance to compete for cash at the national level. Questions - contact Mike McClenathan the PNWS Gimmicks and Gadgets Coordinator.
Scheduled for Friday afternoon as a technical session
- CEU's available. The challenging Top Ops contest tests the everyday know-how of water treatment operators in a "college bowl" format. Don't miss this exciting competition as teams from each subsection compete for a trip to Philidelphia in June to battle the smartest in the nation at AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition. Questions regarding Top Ops should be directed to Doug Priest the PNWS Top Ops Coordinator.
Best Tasting Water
Fresh ideas poster contest
Scheduled for Thursday, May 5
- The Fresh Idea Poster Contest is open to all college students to compete for a all expense paid trip to Philidelphia and ACE17! Student posters will be judged on four criteria: Technical Content, Benefit to the Drinking Water Industry, Oral Presentation of the Poster and Organization and Presentation of the Poster. Student presenters must be registered to attend the PNWS Conference. Registration for students is just $50 for AWWA members, $100 for non-members (which includes a AWWA membership). Scholarships are available!