Five of the Philadelphia Water Department’s wastewater team members headed out on the road to Chicago to show off their skills and commitment to operational excellence this past October!

This year, The Water Environment Federation held its annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago. As part of the event, an “Operations Challenge” took place where 31 teams from the US and Canada, including our very own “Philadelphia River Rats,” competed for speed and accuracy in operational skills like laboratory analyses, sewer pipe maintenance, process control, pump maintenance and crew member rescue. Each test measured the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, their collection systems, and laboratories.

Congratulations to our PWD team!

To see photos from the event, check out the slideshow below.

Learn more about the WEF Operations Challenge.

WEFTEC Operations Challenge Competition 2013