Operations Challenge Teams head to National Competition

At the WEFTEC Operations Challenge Competition Florida will be represented by the City of St. Cloud’s Methane Madness , which includes Captain Paul Spencer, Chris Henderson, Marcus Fullwood, and Tom Eric Dabrowski; and by the  Team Rusty Pelicans  from the City of St. Petersburg which includes Team Captain Anthony Lee along with LaTishia Stanley, Joe Mullen, Aubray Chevannes and Reggie Crockett-Wilson.  
The Operations Challenge Competition takes place over two days during the convention. On Monday, Sept. 29 at 11:30 am  Methane Madness, and at 3:00 pm Team Rusty Pelicans  will compete in the laboratory event, which is a BOD5 analysis of a wastewater sample including determination of PH, preparation of blank and seed correction series, and calibration of dissolved oxygen meter using YSI instrumentation. The real action for spectators starts on Tuesday, Sept. 30 when  Methane Madness  is scheduled for the safety event at 10:30 am, the collection system event at 1:00 pm, and the pump maintenance event at 3:30 pm.  Team Rusty Pelicans  is scheduled for the collections system event at 9:00 am, the pump maintenance event at 11:15 am, and the safety event at 2:30 pm

Submit Abstract for 2015 Conference

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Share your insights with more than 2,500 water and wastewater professionals at the 2015 Florida Water Resources Conference to be held May 3-6 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. Join industry experts dedicated to the improvement of the quality and utilization of water in the State of Florida. From the basic fundamentals to the most complex issues, submit your ideas for consideration.

The #1 Networking Event in the Water & Wastewater Industry!

fwrclogoA non-profit, educational and scientific organization, FWRC is a joint conference of the Florida Section American Water Works Association, the Florida Water Environment Association, and the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association.


The premier joint utility conference, this is Florida’s marketplace for the water, wastewater and stormwater industry. This annual event draws the industry’s the top level executives and decisions makers in one place. Enjoy the networking possibilities that abound from this collected group of key people. No other show in the Southeast affords you the opportunities that you will experience here. As the demand for equipment and supplies continue, and technology progresses at an unprecedented rate, now is the time to join more than 300 companies at Florida’s largest conference of this type and mingle with 2500+ attendees.

The Florida Water Resources Conference is dedicated to preserving and enhancing Florida’s water environment. FWRC also serves as the Florida member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) annual meeting. Our technical program is second to none in events of this size. Last year we had over 60 technical sessions, Reuse Roundtable and Student Design Competition – a little bit for everybody. What a great place to earn Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Hours plus mix it up with your peers.

FWRC also serves as the Florida member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) annual meeting.