National Operations Challenge Team Resource Center  

This website is provided for Operations Challenge teams to get information directly from the WEFTEC Operations Challenge event coordinators. To navigate within the OCRC use just the links in the main, white background area. Using the links on the top of the pages will take you into the RMWEA website.
Hosted courtesy of the RMWEA
2022 WEFTEC Operations Challenge Schedule  
Team Competition Schedule
Operations Challenge 2022 Teams by Divisions
Chair, Brenna Durkin – bdurkin@Englewoodco.gov
Vice Chair, Jeff Sober – jlsober@garverusa.com
Sunday, October 9, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT | New Team Orientation: Process/Math Review
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm CDT | New Team Orientation: All Physical Events 

WEF is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment during its in-person
and virtual events for all water professionals and their guests.  
WEF expects all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, media, and other participants 
to help us provide a positive conference environment for everyone. 
Monday, October 10, 2022 
8:30 am – 9:30 am CDT | Opening Remarks and Pre Competition meeting
9:30 pm – 11:00 am CDT | Process Control Event
11:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT | Laboratory Event

Please familiarize yourself with the following Codes of Conduct:

Operations Challenge Code of Conduct

WEF Member Code of Conduct

WEFTEC Code of Conduct

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
9:00 am – 3:30 pm CDT | Collections, Safety, and KSB Maintenance Events
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CDT | Awards Reception at the Hilton Riverside

It is the committees expectation that all participants will comply with these policies to enhance the WEFTEC

experience of all the teams and volunteers.     

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am CDT | MCC Room 280  | Ops Challenge Committee Meeting
9:00am - 10:00am CDT | MCC Room 280 |Teams Ops Challenge Meeting

2022 EventQuestion Last UpdatedDocuments Last ChangeWEF
Updated 2022 Event Description
2021 Process Control Event 
 Laboratory Tutorial Added
 Laboratory Event Tutorial

2021 WEFTEC Event 
2022 Updated Event Procedure Version 3 Changes in RED
Safety Event Tutorial

2017 WEFTEC Event
2022 Event Procedure
KSB Maintenance Event Tutorial

2018 WEFTEC Event
2022 Event Description
Collections Event Tutorial

2021 WEFTEC Event


Not competing this year? Why not volunteer. We are looking for judges for all the events. Please reach out to OpsChallenge@wef.org to let us know what event you are interested in judging and we will send you the sign up link. We are also happy to provide letters of support to your employer to help with any approvals, just send us a note and let us know.


2022 MA Operations Challenge Events

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Operations Challenge Expectations



This year we will continue to honor the legacy of our friend Bobby Williams with the Competitive Spirit Award. It has joined our popular team spirit awards and will be announced Tuesday evening before the results of the competition. The award will be presented to an individual who exemplifies Operations Challenge’s essential attributes of stewardship, discipline, and philanthropy. We are soliciting nominations, and they can be made by individuals or on behalf of teams. Any member of the Operations Challenge community is eligible – teammates, rivals, coaches, volunteers.
Someone has inspired you during your Operations Challenge experience – tell us who, and tell us why. Just a few sentences that explain the nominee’s role and their influence on your perspective or career. Nominations can be made prior to WEFTEC by sending a note to opschallenge@wef.org, and we will also have ballots available on site in New Orleans.  


Would you like to get involved with the Operations Challenge Committee, we would love to have anyone involved.  To apply for membership to the committee, submit an email to committees@wef.org with the following information:
  • Name
  • WEF Member ID number
  • Committee of Interest (s)
  • A brief (1 to 2 sentences) explaining why you want to join the committee(s) and any areas you would like to help out with.


OC Past Results - 202120202019 - 2018201720162015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

2017 Vimeo Video             

How your Utility will benefit from Operations Challenge
2019 Link to Dropbox Competition Pictures